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Radiation-Induced Cavernous Malformations of the Cauda Equina Mimicking Carcinomatous or Infectious Meningitis. A Case Report*
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21707824     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The authors present a case of multiple radiation-induced cavernous malformations of the cauda equina in a patient with a remote history of testicular cancer and extended field radiation therapy. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated multiple nodular areas of enhancement coating the nerve roots of the cauda equina, mimicking an aggressive leptomeningeal process such as carcinomatous or infectious meningitis. Biopsy of one of these lesions revealed ectatic vascular channels devoid of intervening neuroglial tissue consistent with cavernous malformation. J Neuroimaging 2011;XX:1-3.
Authors:
Nikdokht Farid; Jack Zyroff; Christopher M Uchiyama; Phataraporn K Thorson; Steven G Imbesi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neuroimaging : official journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1552-6569     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-6-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9102705     Medline TA:  J Neuroimaging     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 by the American Society of Neuroimaging.
Affiliation:
From the Department of Radiology, University of California, San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA (NF); Department of Radiology, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, CA (JZ); Department of Neurosurgery, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, CA (CMU); Department of Pathology, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, CA (PKT); and Department of Radiology, University of California, San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA (SGI).
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