An MR image of spinal cord sarcoidosis

Yasuhiro Manabe, K. Sakai, K. Takahashi, Y. Shiro, K. Kashihara, S. Yasui, K. Abe

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We present a case of spinal cord sarcoidosis with a unique magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) finding. MRI of the cervical spine revealed an unusual lesion of low signal intensity on T2-weighted image at the core of the lesion surrounded by high signal intensity. T1-weighted gadolinium enhanced image showed a high signal at the core lesion. Low signal intensity on T2-weighted image in the case was suggested to be due to hemosiderin deposition. Steroid therapy dramatically improved clinical symptoms with a marked reduction of peripheral T2 high intensity area and the core lesion size detected by gadolinium enhancement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)755-757
Number of pages3
JournalNeurological Research
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999


  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Spinal cord

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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