We present a retrospective series of the clinical and MRI findings in 16 patients with intramedullary spinal sarcoidosis (ISS), including 12 patients studied with gadolinium-DTPA. The spectrum of MRI findings includes leptomeningeal enhancement, fusiform spinal cord enlargement, focal or diffuse intramedullary disease, and spinal cord atrophy. We present a classification of ISS correlating the clinical progression and the temporal sequence of MRI abnormalities. Improvement occurred in five of 12 patients (42%) treated with immunosuppressive therapy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Feb 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology