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Superficial siderosis of the CNS and otoneurological manifestations.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23024947     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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Superficial siderosis is an uncommon condition occurring in central nervous system (CNS) due to deposition of hemosiderin in the subpial meningeal layer causing progressive neurological dysfunction. The classical clinical manifestation is a triad of chronic ataxia, bipyramidal signs and progressive bilateral symmetrical sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). It has rarely been reported in Indian literature. We report an unusual case of superficial siderosis in a 60-year-old farmer who presented with the above triad along with involvement of olfactory nerve. We present this case to highlight the fact that progressive SNHL can be an important sign for the early awareness of this rare disorder. The literature on superficial siderosis is reviewed and the pathogenesis is discussed.
Authors:
Thota Ramadass; Nithya Narayanan; M Dhanraj; N Chidambarnathan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-03-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery : official publication of the Association of Otolaryngologists of India     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0973-7707     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-01     Completed Date:  2012-11-06     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9422551     Medline TA:  Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  380-3     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of ENT and Head and Neck Surgery, Apollo Hospital, 21 Greams Lane, Off Greams Road, Chennai, Tamilnadu 600 006 India.
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