Spinal adhesive arachnoiditis mimicking sarcoid myelitis with nodular dural enhancement: A case report

Grace Clark, Elizabeth Silbermann, Shannon Seals, Jaclyn Thiessen, Gary Nesbit, Vijayshree Yadav, Lindsey Wooliscroft

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Abstract

Spinal adhesive arachnoiditis (SAA) is a rare, but often devastating, cause of compressive myelopathy. We report a patient with SAA resulting in a longitudinally extensive T2-hyperintense spinal cord lesion with initial nodular pial and dural enhancement mimicking neurosarcoidosis. Neurologists should be aware of this entity, especially in patients who have pertinent risk factors, such as prior meningitis, spinal cord trauma, or surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number102257
JournalMultiple sclerosis and related disorders
Volume44
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2020

Keywords

  • Dural enhancement
  • Myelopathy
  • Neurosarcoidosis
  • Spinal adhesive arachnoiditis (SAA)
  • T2-hyperintensity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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