Rinsho Shinkeigaku (Clinical Neurology)

Brief Clinical Note

A case of neurosarcoidosis with recurrent episodes of neurological dysfunction and diffuse cortical lesions on magnetic resonance imaging

Kiyohide Usami, M.D.1)*, Satoshi Muramoto, M.D.2), Hiroshi Yasui, M.D.3), Toru Kimura, M.D.1) and Shigenobu Nakamura, M.D.1)

We report a case of a 35-year-old man with histologically confirmed neurosarcoidosis who developed recurrent episodes of right-hemispheric dysfunction with diffuse cortical lesions of the right hemisphere on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). A brain biopsy revealed granulomatous inflammatory cells in both the subarachnoid space and Virchow-Robin space, which might relate to the recurrent neurological dysfunction and MRI findings.
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(CLINICA NEUROL, 49: 656|659, 2009)
key words: Sarcoidosis, Neurosarcoidosis, Magnetic resonance imaging, Diffuse cortical lesion

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