Superficial siderosis of the central nervous system manifested with seizures

Kang Wang, Ziqi Xu, Ge Xiong, Luo Benyan

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Abstract

Superficial siderosis of the central nervous system (CNS) is caused by repeated hemorrhage into the subarachnoid space with resultant hemosiderin deposition in the subpial layers of the brain and spinal cord. Progressive ataxia and hearing impairment are the most common manifestations of the disorder. We describe a male patient admitted to our hospital for recurrent seizures over the past 3 months. He was diagnosed eventually as having superficial siderosis of the CNS through brain MRI; however, he presented with only mild hearing impairment without any cerebellar deficits. Seizures can be the major presentation of the superficial siderosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-278
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Central nervous system
  • Hemosiderin
  • Seizure
  • Superficial siderosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Physiology (medical)

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