, Volume 36, Issue 3, pp 208–209 | Cite as

Magnetic resonance angiography in meningovascular syphilis

  • J. Gállego
  • G. Soriano
  • J. L. Zubieta
  • G. Delgado
  • J. A. Villanueva
Diagnostic Neuroradiology


Meningovascular neurosyphilis (MN) is an unusual cause of stroke in young adults. The clinical manifestations include prodromal symptoms weeks or months before definitive stroke. The diagnosis is based on clinical findings and examination of the serum and cerebrospinal fluid. We report a case of MN with basilar artery irregularities demonstrated by magnetic resonance angiography.

Key words

Magnetic resonance angiography Meningovascular neurosyphilis Stroke in young people 


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© Springer-Verlag 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Gállego
    • 1
  • G. Soriano
    • 1
  • J. L. Zubieta
    • 2
  • G. Delgado
    • 1
  • J. A. Villanueva
    • 1
  1. 1.Servicio de NeurologíaHospital de Navarra and University Hospital PamplonaPamplonaSpain
  2. 2.Servicio de NeuroradiologíaHospital de Navarra and University HospitalPamplonaSpain

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