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Neuroradiology

, Volume 39, Issue 9, pp 619–623 | Cite as

Idiopathic hypertrophic pachymeningitis: spectrum of the disease

  • M. Goyal
  • A. Malik
  • N. K. Mishra
  • S. B. Gaikwad
DIAGNOSTIC NEURORADIOLOGY

Abstract

Hypertrophic pachymeningitis is extremely rare. It is a fibrosing inflammatory process which involves the dura mater, including the tentorium. Numerous pathological entities produce thickening of the pachymeninges, so that idopathic hypertrophic pachymeningitis is a diagnosis of exclusion. We describe four patients with idiopathic hypertrophic pachymeningitis who had varied clinical presentation. Imaging studies revealed diffuse thickening of the pachymeninges; in one patient there was extensive dural sinus thrombosis. Since no identifiable cause was found, the cases were labelled as idiopathic.

Key words Idiopathic hypertrophic pachymeningitis Magnetic resonance imaging 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Goyal
    • 1
  • A. Malik
    • 1
  • N. K. Mishra
    • 1
  • S. B. Gaikwad
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neuroradiology, Neurosciences Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India 110 029IN

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