Primary leptomeningeal sarcomatosis; a pathology proven case with challenging MRI and clinical findings

Uluc K. , Arsava E., Ozkan B., Cila A., Zorlu F., Tan E.

JOURNAL OF NEURO-ONCOLOGY, cilt.66, sa.3, ss.307-312, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 66 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1023/b:neon.0000014515.46358.5e
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.307-312


A 20-year-old male patient admitted with intractable seizures and progressive dementia is presented. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations revealed diffuse leptomeningeal thickening, enhancement especially in the basal cisterns and multiple cystic formations in the brain stem, temporal lobes and basal ganglia. The pathologic examination from the right temporal lobe was consistent with leptomeningeal sarcoma. Marked regression of the symptoms and MRI lesions were detected following radiotherapy.