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Superficial Siderosis of Central Nervous System as Primary Clinical Manifestation Secondary to Intradural Thoracic Disk Herniation.

TitleSuperficial Siderosis of Central Nervous System as Primary Clinical Manifestation Secondary to Intradural Thoracic Disk Herniation.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsWipplinger C, Simian A, R Hernandez N, Navarro-Ramirez R, Kim E, Kirnaz S, Schmidt FAnna, Fink ME, Härtl R
JournalWorld Neurosurg
Volume119
Pagination40-44
Date Published2018 Nov
ISSN1878-8769
KeywordsAged, Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak, Female, Humans, Intervertebral Disc Displacement, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Siderosis, Spinal Cord Diseases, Thoracic Vertebrae
Abstract

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.

DOI10.1016/j.wneu.2018.07.117
Alternate JournalWorld Neurosurg
PubMed ID30048787