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Pachymeningitis Demonstrated on Gallium SPECT/CT Scan

Wong, Veronica C. MBBS, FRACP*; Yung, Grace MBBS, FRACP, FAANMS, DDU*†; Russo, Robert MBBS, FRACP, FAANMS, B AppSc (PHTY)*†; Reddel, Stephen W. MBBS, PhD, FRACP†‡; Mansberg, Robert MBBS, FRACP, FAANMS†‡

doi: 10.1097/RLU.0000000000002484
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A 34-year-old woman presented with a 3-month history of right-sided headaches associated with photophobia and pulsatile tinnitus. Investigations including lumbar puncture revealed elevated opening CSF pressure, increased protein, and presence of monocytosis consistent with an inflammatory/infective process. Brain MRI showed an area of thickened enhancing dura around the venous sinus posteriorly. 67Ga scintigraphy demonstrated focal intracranial uptake in the posterior occipital region, and biopsy confirmed a chronic inflammatory infiltrate with no granulomas.

From the *Department of Nuclear Medicine, Concord Hospital, Concord

Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney

Department of Neurology, Concord Hospital, Concord, New South Wales, Australia.

Received for publication September 27, 2018; revision accepted December 24, 2018.

Conflicts of interest and sources of funding: none declared.

Correspondence to: Robert Mansberg, MBBS, FRACP, FAANMS, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Concord Hospital, Concord, 2139 New South Wales, Australia. E-mail:

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