, Volume 25, Issue 5, pp 343–345 | Cite as

Neuroradiologic picture of cerebral vasculitis in rheumatoid arthritis

  • R. Paci
  • C. M. Giuffrida
  • M. Marangolo
  • F. Ventura
  • F. Di Paola
Case Reports


The central nervous system is rarely involved in rheumatoid arthritis. In this paper the authors report a case of a 50-year-old woman who had rheumatoid arthritis for about 6 years. A month before admission she presented a symptomatology resembling an expansive intracranial process. Angiography revealed cerebral arteritis and CT showed areas of hypodensity with marked contrast enhancement.

Key words

Rheumatoid arthritis cerebral angiography X-ray computed tomography 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Paci
    • 1
  • C. M. Giuffrida
    • 1
  • M. Marangolo
    • 1
  • F. Ventura
    • 1
  • F. Di Paola
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryGaribaldi HospitalCataniaItaly

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