Superficial cerebral and spinal haemosiderosis caused by secondary tethered cord syndrome after resection of a spinal lymphoma

Zingler, Vera C.; Grau, Stefan; Tonn, Jörg-Christian; Jahn, Klaus; Linn, Jennifer; Brandt, Thomas; Strupp, Michael
July 2007
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;Jul2007, Vol. 78 Issue 7, p767
Academic Journal
Superficial haemosiderosis results from chronic subarachnoid haemorrhage during which hoemosiderin is deposited in the leptomeninges around the brain, spinal cord and cranial nerves. We describe an exceptional case of superficial haemosiderosis characterised by two special aspects. (1) The cause was a secondary tethered cord syndrome due to dural adhesions which had developed 8 years after resection of a thoracic lymphoma and (2) an explorative neurosurgical procedure with complete untethering caused normalisation of the cerebrospinal fluid and stopped disease progression.


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