Sarcoidosis of the cauda equina mimicking leptomeningeal malignancy Journal Article


Authors: Abrey, L. E.; Rosenblum, M. K.; DeAngelis, L. M.
Article Title: Sarcoidosis of the cauda equina mimicking leptomeningeal malignancy
Abstract: Isolated neurosarcoidosis can present with a wide range of central nervous system manifestations. We present two cases of cauda equina sarcoidosis misdiagnosed initially as leptomeningeal malignancy, and review the literature. This unusual manifestation of neurosarcoidosis is typified by an indolent, chronic process with limited response to corticosteroid therapy.
Keywords: adult; middle aged; disease course; case report; magnetic resonance imaging; diagnosis, differential; meningeal neoplasms; diagnostic error; corticosteroid; sarcoidosis; peripheral nervous system diseases; leptomeninx; cauda equina; humans; human; male; female; article; leptomeningeal malignancy
Journal Title: Journal of Neuro-Oncology
Volume: 39
Issue: 3
ISSN: 0167-594X
Publisher: Springer  
Date Published: 1998-09-01
Start Page: 261
End Page: 265
Language: English
DOI: 10.1023/a:1005958205591
PUBMED: 9821112
PROVIDER: scopus
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Notes: Article -- Export Date: 12 December 2016 -- Source: Scopus
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  1. Marc Rosenblum
    289 Rosenblum
  2. Lauren E Abrey
    274 Abrey