Martha Morrell

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  • INTRACEREBRAL INVOLVEMENT IN SCLERODERMA EN COUP DE SABRE - REPORT OF A CASE WITH NEUROPATHOLOGIC FINDINGS ANNALS OF NEUROLOGY Chung, M. H., Sum, J., Morrell, M. J., Horoupian, D. S. 1995; 37 (5): 679-681

    Abstract:

    Linear scleroderma en coup de sabre (LScs) is a rare disorder not infrequently associated with neurologic symptoms, notably epilepsy. However, histopathologic documentation of intracerebral lesions in LScs is very limited and the etiology of the central nervous system symptoms has therefore never been convincingly established. We describe a 27-year-old woman with LScs and a longstanding history of epilepsy. Radiographic studies demonstrated a focal, intraparenchymal lesion in the left frontal lobe directly subjacent to the area of scleroderma on the forehead and scalp. The resected cerebral lesion revealed localized band-like sclerosis of the leptomeninges and associated vessels, as well as intraparenchymal calcifications and anomalous, ectatic vessels. These findings suggest that LScs may represent a neurocutaneous syndrome of vascular dysplasia similar to the Sturge-Weber syndrome, rather than a localized form of collagen vascular disease, as suggested by some.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1995RF06900018

    View details for PubMedID 7755364

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