A New Kind of and Reversible Brainstem Involvement in Primary Sjogren's Syndrome as an Initial Manifestation


Yerdelen D., Karatas M., Alkan O., Tufan M.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, vol.120, no.2, pp.155-158, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 120 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/00207450903359683
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.155-158

Abstract

The prevalence of abnormalities on brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) varies in primary Sjogren's syndrome (pSS) patients and they are generally multiple hyperintense areas in the subcortical and periventricular white matter on T2-weighted and fluid-attenuated inversion recovery sequences. Here, we report brainstem involvement in a patient with pSS that was extensive on MRI, but reversible. The patient's outcome was positive. To our knowledge, a similar case has not previously been described.