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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Hypertrophic pachymeningitis - Case report
Author: de Deus-Silva, L
Queiroz, LD
Zanardi, VD
Ghizoni, E
Pereira, HD
Malveira, GLS
Pirani, C
Damasceno, BP
Cendes, F
Abstract: Hypertrophic pachymeningits is an unusual cause of neurological symptoms and is often secondary to infections, carcinomatosis or inflammatory diseases. it may also be idiopathic. We report a case of pachymeningitis which was manifested primarily by psychosis and visual loss with optic atrophy and destruction of nasal septum. The patient, a 45 year old woman was submitted to extensive investigation without evidence of any underlying disease. A meningeal biopsy was performed and showed a mostly unspecific inflammatory process with extensive fibrosis of the dura and few early stage granulomas. These findings suggest either neurosarcoidosis or idiopathic hypertrophic pachymeningitis.
Subject: hypertrophic pachymeningits
optic neuropathy
Country: Brasil
Editor: Assoc Arquivos De Neuro- Psiquiatria
Citation: Arquivos De Neuro-psiquiatria. Assoc Arquivos De Neuro- Psiquiatria, v. 61, n. 1, n. 107, n. 111, 2003.
Rights: aberto
Date Issue: 2003
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