Superficial Siderosis: A Case Report
2011 (English)In: Medicina (Kaunas), ISSN 1010-660X, Vol. 47, no 6, 320-322 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Superficial siderosis of the central nervous system is the result of chronic recurrent hemorrhages (e.g., arteriovenous malformations, tumors, or trauma), which leads to the accumulation of cytotoxic hemosiderin and presents with hearing loss, cerebellar dysfunction, and myelopathy. This article presents a clinical case of an 11-year-old boy in whom the diagnosis of medulloblastoma was established. He underwent surgery, and after a few years, he began to complain of hearing loss. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed the cause of the hearing disturbance. The aim of this article is to review the recent literature related to the etiology, clinical and radiologic features of superficial siderosis, emphasizing the role of magnetic resonance imaging.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 47, no 6, 320-322 p.
superficial siderosis, magnetic resonance imaging
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-161775ISI: 000296122700003PubMedID: 21968884OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-161775DiVA: diva2:457922