Necrotizing neurosarcoidosis masquerading as a left optic nerve meningioma: Case report

Jack W. Jennings, Amyn Mohammed Rojiani, Steven S. Brem, F. Reed Murtagh

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Isolated neurosarcoidosis involving the optic nerve meninges is extremely rare and is often indistinguishable from a meningioma in its anatomic site and MR imaging presentation. Characteristic findings include enhanced perineural encasement and thickening of the affected optic nerve on contrast-enhanced T1-weighted cranial MR imaging studies. We present the case report of a patient with isolated necrotizing neurosarcoidosis of the left optic nerve, with clinical and MR imaging findings strongly suggestive of a preoperative diagnosis of a meningioma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)660-662
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 30 2002
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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