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.
- longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis
- trident sign