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Cerebral and Spinal Tuberculous Leptomeningitis: Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings

Ogul, Hayri MD; Ozkurt, Zulal MD; Polat, Gokhan MD

Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: March 2017 - Volume 28 - Issue 2 - p 477–478
doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000003297
Clinical Studies

At diagnosis of the cerebral and spinal tuberculous meningitis magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is the primary imaging technique. Magnetic resonance images reveal cerebrospinal fluid collection and obliteration of the spinal subarachnoid space. The contrast-enhanced MR imaging shows nodular and thick intradural enhancement. Herein, the authors reported advanced MR imaging findings of the cerebral and spinal tuberculous leptomeningitis.

*Department of Radiology

Department of Infectious Disease, Medical Faculty, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr Hayri Ogul, MD, Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Ataturk University, 25240 Erzurum, Turkey; E-mail:

Received 3 September, 2016

Accepted 22 September, 2016

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

© 2017 by Mutaz B. Habal, MD.