Neurosarcoidosis presenting as longitudinally extensive myelitis: Diagnostic assessment, differential diagnosis, and therapeutic approach

Alessandra Cicia, Viviana Nociti, Assunta Bianco, Chiara De Fino, Vincenzo Carlomagno, Massimiliano Mirabella, Matteo Lucchini*

*Autore corrispondente per questo lavoro

Risultato della ricerca: Contributo in rivistaArticolo in rivista

Abstract

Neurosarcoidosis is an uncommon and multiform clinical entity. Its presentation as an isolated longitudinal extensive transverse myelitis (LETM) is rare and challenging to identify. We report a case of LETM in a 60-year-old patient with no significant systemic symptoms nor relevant medical history. The peculiar spinal magnetic resonance imaging finding characterized by a posterior and central canal subpial contrast enhancement, the so-called "trident sign," together with chest computed tomography scan and lymph node biopsy led to the diagnosis of sarcoidosis. We also discuss the main differential diagnoses of LETM and therapeutic options for sarcoidosis-related myelitis.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)191-197
Numero di pagine7
RivistaTranslational Neuroscience
Volume13
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2022

Keywords

  • longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis
  • neurosarcoidosis
  • sarcoidosis
  • treatment
  • trident sign

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