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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Abstract

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
Volume23
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 30 2002
Externally publishedYes

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  • Clinical Neurology
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  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Necrotizing neurosarcoidosis masquerading as a left optic nerve meningioma : Case report. / Jennings, Jack W.; Rojiani, Amyn Mohammed; Brem, Steven S.; Murtagh, F. Reed.

In: American Journal of Neuroradiology, Vol. 23, No. 4, 30.04.2002, p. 660-662.

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Jennings, Jack W. ; Rojiani, Amyn Mohammed ; Brem, Steven S. ; Murtagh, F. Reed. / Necrotizing neurosarcoidosis masquerading as a left optic nerve meningioma : Case report. In: American Journal of Neuroradiology. 2002 ; Vol. 23, No. 4. pp. 660-662.
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