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Superficial siderosis of the CNS: report of three cases and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16720225     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Superficial siderosis (SS) is a rare entity. A chronic subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) leads to the deposition of ferric pigments and ions in the surface of the central nervous system (CNS). The cause of this hemorrhage is identified in half of the cases. The disease progresses slowly and the damage is often irreversible by the time diagnosis is established. The management focuses on the identification and ablation of the bleeding source. Knowledge about this entity is based on sporadic reports. We describe three cases of superficial siderosis and briefly review the literature.
George Miliaras; Sevasti Bostantjopoulou; Maria Argyropoulou; Athanasios Kyritsis; Konstantinos Polyzoidis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical neurology and neurosurgery     Volume:  108     ISSN:  0303-8467     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Neurol Neurosurg     Publication Date:  2006 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-24     Completed Date:  2006-08-31     Revised Date:  2009-10-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502039     Medline TA:  Clin Neurol Neurosurg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  499-502     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Medical School, University of Ioannina, P.O. Box 1186, 45 110 Ioannina, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Brain / pathology*
Cerebellum / pathology
Diagnosis, Differential
Headache / etiology
Hearing Disorders / diagnosis,  etiology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Siderosis / complications*

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