Radiopaedia’s Black Friday Course Sale continues! SHOP NOW

Susac syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Luke Danaher

Presentation

Vision impairment and deafness.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female
MRI

Scattered T2 FLAIR white matter hyperintensities within the supratentorial brain. These are most pronounced in the periventricular white matter and corpus callosum.

Age advanced callosal atrophy.

No abnormal diffusion restriction is present. There are no retained intracranial blood products.  

Case Discussion

The imaging findings were initially attributed to a primary demyelinating process such as multiple sclerosis.

The patient had a longstanding history of deafness and vision impairment. The diagnosis Susac syndrome is made on the clinical triad of:

  • vision impairment
  • deafness
  • encephalopathy

How to use cases

You can use Radiopaedia cases in a variety of ways to help you learn and teach.

Creating your own cases is easy.

Updating… Please wait.

 Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

 Thank you for updating your details.