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Superficial siderosis of the central nervous system: MR findings with susceptibility-weighted imaging

  • Jin Wang
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    Department of Neurology, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China
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  • Xiangyang Gong
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    Corresponding author. Department of Radiology, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou 310016, China. Tel.: +86 571 86943372; fax: +86 571 86006774.
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    Department of Radiology, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China
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      Abstract

      We report three cases of superficial siderosis of the central nervous system examined with MR susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) technique additional to the conventional SE sequence. Deposition of hemosiderin on SWI images is thicker and far more conspicuous compare with conventional T2-weighted images. Additional intracerebral bleeds are evidenced on susceptibility-weighted images in all three cases, which provide possible clues to the underlining etiology of superficial siderosis.

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