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Spinal leptomeningeal lymphoma presenting as pseudotumor syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22269946     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe 2 patients with inexorably progressive pseudotumor syndrome (intracranial hypertension without mass lesion or ventriculomegaly) both initially misdiagnosed as having idiopathic intracranial hypertension and who were eventually found to have spinal leptomeningeal lymphoma. Neither had, at any time, any clinical signs of a spinal cord or root lesion. We discuss the possible implications of these observations regarding the diagnosis and mechanism of the pseudotumor syndrome.
Rebekah M Ahmed; John King; John Gibson; Michael E Buckland; Ruta Gupta; Michael Gonzales; G Michael Halmagyi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neuro-ophthalmology : the official journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1536-5166     ISO Abbreviation:  J Neuroophthalmol     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-13     Completed Date:  2013-08-09     Revised Date:  2014-01-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9431308     Medline TA:  J Neuroophthalmol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  13-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Intracranial Hypertension / etiology*,  pathology
Lymphoma / complications*,  pathology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Meningeal Neoplasms / complications*,  pathology
Middle Aged
Spinal Cord / pathology
Spinal Cord Neoplasms / complications*,  pathology
Spinal Nerve Roots / pathology
Comment In:
J Neuroophthalmol. 2013 Dec;33(4):417-9   [PMID:  24051425 ]

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