, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp 146–148 | Cite as

Neurosarcoidosis with unusual MRI findings

  • M. S. Handler
  • L. M. Johnson
  • A. R. Dick
  • S. Batnitzky
Diagnostic Neuroradiology


This 53-year-old white male presented with a 4-month-history of weakness and pain. Despite an initial partial response to steroid therapy, his neurologic deterioration progressed culminating in paraparesis, paresthesias, urinary incontinence, altered mentation and a 20 lb weight loss. A gadolinium-enhanced MRI study showed a pattern suggestive of perivascular involvement. A subsequent cerebral biopsy was diagnostic for neurosarcoidosis.

Key words

Sarcoidosis Intra-cranial MRI Gadolinium CT scan 


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© Springer-Verlag 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. S. Handler
    • 1
  • L. M. Johnson
    • 2
  • A. R. Dick
    • 2
  • S. Batnitzky
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Pathology and OncologyUniversity of Kansas Medical CenterKansas CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyUniversity of Kansas Medical CenterKansas CityUSA
  3. 3.Diagnostic RadiologyUniversity of Kansas Medical CenterKansas CityUSA

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