Multisegmental spinal leptomeningeal fibrosis in Riedel thyroiditis

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Address reprint requests to: Volkan Etus, M.D., Department of Neurosurgery, Kocaeli University Hospital, Sopalicigtligi, 41900, Kocaeli, Turkey. email: volkanetus@hotmail.com.

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    Magnetic resonance studies. Left: Sagittal T2-weighted MR image (TR 4200 msec, TE 80 msec) revealing a hypointense mass lesion, displacing the cord anteriorly. Right: Axial T1-weighted MR image (TR 380 msec, TE 13 msec) demonstrating an extramedullary soft-tissue mass lesion, which is moderately hyperintense relative to the spinal cord.

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    Sagittal T1-weighted MR image (TR 4200 msec, TE 80 msec) obtained on the 1st postoperative day, demonstrating the slightly hypointense mass lesion between C-7 and T-10.

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    Photomicrograph demonstrating fibrosis of the leptomeninges with scattered inflammatory cells. H & E, original magnification × 100.

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    Nielson HK: Multifocal idiopathic fibrosclerosis. Two cases with simultaneous occurrence of retroperitoneal fibrosis and Riedel's thyroiditis. Acta Med Scand 208:1191231980Nielson HK: Multifocal idiopathic fibrosclerosis. Two cases with simultaneous occurrence of retroperitoneal fibrosis and Riedel's thyroiditis. Acta Med Scand 208:119–123 1980

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