Abstract. Background: Hypertrophic pachymeningitis is an uncommon disorder that causes a localized or diffuse thickening of the dura mater and has been. Summary: Idiopathic hypertrophic cranial pachymeningitis is a rare inflammatory disease with diffused involvement of the dura. Often, the definite diagnosis is. Hypertrophic pachymeningitis is a unique clinical entity characterised by fibrosis and thickening of the duramater with resulting neurological dysfunction.

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J Neurol Sci ; Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Hypertrophic pachymeningitis is a rare form of diffuse inflammatory disease that causes thickening of the dura mater.

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Idiopathic cranial hypertrophic pachymeningitis responsive to antituberculous therapy. Clinicoradiological spectrum and therapeutic options.

All patients were treated with corticosteroid and improved intially, but half of them experienced relapses.

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J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry ; How to cite this URL: Optic neuropathy associated with hypertrophic cranial pachymeningitis. Eur J Radiol ; Tuberculous hypertrophic pachymeningitis involving the posterior fossa and high cervical region. Surg Neurol ; An unusual cause of subacute and chronic headache.


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Idiopathic hypertrophic pachymeningitis.

Idiopathic hypertrophic cranial pachymeningitis. BhanuSakthi Velayuthamand M. Non-enhanced CT scans show thickened, hyperdense dura, typically along the tentorium, tentorial ridge, falx, and prepontine brain stem with marked enhancement on contrast administration.

When no cause is identified it is termed idiopathic hypertrophic pachymeningitis. Rest of the neurological examination was normal.

Idiopathic hypertrophic pachymeningitis.

The relationship of idiopathic hypertrophic pachymeningitis with connective tissue disease or vasculitis syndrome is discussed. Combined therapy of corticosteroid and azathioprine in hypertrophic cranial pachymeningitis. A case of chronic hypertrophic cranial pachymeningitis causing cranial polyneuropathy and unilateral central retinal vein occlusion.

There was bilateral involvement of trochlear nerve and partial involvement of oculomotor nerve on the left side. Click on image for details. About Blog Go ad-free. Neurological complications of sarcoidosis.


Clin Exp Neurol ; The main clinical features were headache and cranial nerve palsies. A case of rheumatoid pachymeningitis.

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Gadolinium-enhanced T1-weighted MR images pahcymeningitis marked enhancement of the dural edges. Fungal and AFB culture were negative. Idiopathic hypertrophic cranial pachymeningitis: Churchill livingstone ; New York. Idiopathic hypertrophic pachymeningeal lesions: Report of a case and review of literature. Varied manifestations of a single disease entity.

Nil Conflict of Interest: Uncommon findings in idiopathic hypertrophic cranial pachymeningitis. Discussion Hypertrophic pachymeningitis is a rare disorder of diverse etiology.