Neurology India
menu-bar5 Open access journal indexed with Index Medicus
  Users online: 4066  
 Home | Login 
About Editorial board Articlesmenu-bullet NSI Publicationsmenu-bullet Search Instructions Online Submission Subscribe Videos Etcetera Contact
  Navigate Here 
 »   Next article
 »   Previous article
 »   Table of Contents

 Resource Links
 »   Similar in PUBMED
 »  Search Pubmed for
 »  Search in Google Scholar for
 »   Citation Manager
 »   Access Statistics
 »   Reader Comments
 »   Email Alert *
 »   Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded0    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal


Year : 1998  |  Volume : 46  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 329--332

Superficial siderosis of the nervous system.

Department of Neurology, Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune - 411 001, India

Correspondence Address:
RS Wadia
Department of Neurology, Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune - 411 001
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

PMID: 29508835

Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

A male patient had been operated in 1990 at a different hospital for a suprasellar mass lesion causing progressive blindness. At exploration, the mass was felt to be inflammatory in nature with arachnoiditis and hydrocephalus. Deep yellow staining of tissues round the mass was recorded at the time of first surgery. The patient was readmitted in 1996 for progressive visual failure, ataxia, mental changes and deafness. MRI confirmed persistence of suprasellar mass and showed the characteristic findings of superficial siderosis of CNS. On reexploration, the mass had multiple vessels over the walls and contained xanthochromic fluid. It was excised and histologically examined to be an epidermoid with a cyst. The patient developed chest infection, became drowsy and died. The MRI picture, the CSF finding and the yellow staining of tissue confirmed the diagnosis of superficial siderosis of the CNS, which was first thought of after seeing the diagnostic MRI. The cause of the superficial siderosis was recurrent bleeding from the tumour.

[PDF Not available]*

Print this article     Email this article

Online since 20th March '04
Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow