Intramedullary spinal sarcoidosis: Clinical and magnetic resonance imaging characteristics

S. S. Junger, B. J. Stern, S. R. Levine, E. Sipos, J. F. Marti-Masso

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-337
Number of pages5
JournalNeurology
Volume43
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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    Junger, S. S., Stern, B. J., Levine, S. R., Sipos, E., & Marti-Masso, J. F. (1993). Intramedullary spinal sarcoidosis: Clinical and magnetic resonance imaging characteristics. Neurology, 43(2), 333-337.