Spinal endoscopic biopsy in the diagnosis of central nervous system neurosarcoidosis

Fukushima, T.; Shirota, M.; Waragai, M.; Yonemitsu, T.; Yamaguchi, Y.; Yamada, K.; Tanno, M.
May 2006
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;May2006, Vol. 77 Issue 5, p702
Academic Journal
The article presents a case report of a 55-year-old woman who was admitted to the hospital for progressive spastic paraparesis. Cerebrospinal fluid examination showed pleocytosis an increased protein levels. Magnetic resonance imaging was performed at the time disclosed diffuse meningeal enhancement from the cerebral basal cistern including the pituitary stalk, brain stem to the spinal cord and the nodular lesions of the lumbar spinal cord, suggesting diffuse lepomeningitis.


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