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International Journal of Case Reports in Surgery
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International Journal of Case Reports in Surgery

2021, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part A

Spinal ependymoma with central nervous system diffuse siderosis – a rare case


Author(s): Dr. Tathagata Datta, Dr. Gitanjali Dutta, Dr. Subhasis Ghosh and Dr. Arvind Kumar Agrahari

Abstract: Superficial siderosis of the central nervous system is a syndrome caused by deposition of hemosiderin in the subpial layers of the central nervous system, occurring as a result of recurrent asymptomatic or symptomatic bleeding into the subarachnoid space. We report a rare case of superficial diffuse siderosis in a 37-year-old man who presented with Bilateral sensorineural hearing loss Right more than left along with bilateral lower limb weakness with decrease sensation below groin region. The detection of a spinal ependymoma at L3-S2, Intramedullary leads to further evaluation of MRI Brain with contrast showing diffuse superficial siderosis. Near total resection of the tumor arrested the progression of the neurological deterioration. Our report underlies the importance of early diagnosis and surgical management, with imaging examination of the full neuroaxis to identify the source of bleeding, to halt disease progression and improve prognosis.

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How to cite this article:
Dr. Tathagata Datta, Dr. Gitanjali Dutta, Dr. Subhasis Ghosh, Dr. Arvind Kumar Agrahari. Spinal ependymoma with central nervous system diffuse siderosis – a rare case. Int J Case Rep Surg 2021;3(2):23-25.


International Journal of Case Reports in Surgery