|Superficial Siderosis of Central Nervous System as Primary Clinical Manifestation Secondary to Intradural Thoracic Disk Herniation.
|Year of Publication
|Wipplinger C, Simian A, R Hernandez N, Navarro-Ramirez R, Kim E, Kirnaz S, Schmidt FAnna, Fink ME, Härtl R
|Aged, Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak, Female, Humans, Intervertebral Disc Displacement, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Siderosis, Spinal Cord Diseases, Thoracic Vertebrae
BACKGROUND: Superficial siderosis of the central nervous system is a rare neurologic disorder characterized by the superficial deposition of hemosiderin in the subpial layer resulting in iron-related progressive neurodegeneration.
CASE DESCRIPTION: In this report, we present a case of superficial siderosis of the central nervous system secondary to an intradural thoracic disk herniation causing a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak.
CONCLUSIONS: The patient was successfully treated with T6-T8 transpedicular partial corpectomy, as well as diskectomy with decompression followed by watertight closure of the CSF leak. Intraoperative watertight closure of the CSF leak was achieved.