Cryptogenic stroke as initial manifestation of CNS vasculitis: demonstration of vessel wall enhancement on 1.5T MRI using volumetric T1 TSE sequence

Khaled Badran, Avinash Kumar Kanodia (Lead / Corresponding author), Mohamed Abdelsadg, James Galea

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    Abstract

    Central nervous system (CNS) vasculitis secondary to lupus anticoagulant is a rare but potentially lethal condition. We present a case report of a patient who presented with stroke and subsequently developed basilar artery ectasia and luminal abnormalities secondary to CNS vasculitis associated with antiphospholipid syndrome. We wish to highlight the role of relatively new MRI volumetric single slab 3D fast spin echo (FSE) sequence with slab-elective, variable excitation pulse, resulting in T1-weighting that does not cause vessel lumen enhancement although can show enhancement in inflamed vessel wall and other tissues.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article numberbcr-2018-224352
    Number of pages3
    JournalBMJ Case Reports
    Volume2018
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Mar 2018

    Keywords

    • radiology
    • stroke

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