Hypertrophic cranial pachymeningitis: assessment with CT and MR imaging.

  title={Hypertrophic cranial pachymeningitis: assessment with CT and MR imaging.},
  author={Neil I. Martin and Catherine Masson and Dominique Henin and Dominique M Mompoint and Claude Marsault and Henri Nahum},
  journal={AJNR. American journal of neuroradiology},
  volume={10 3},
Three patients with diffuse idiopathic cranial pachymeningitis with predominant involvement of the tentorium and falx are reported. Progressively increasing headaches were the usual symptoms, along with ataxia and various cranial nerve palsies. CT in all cases and MR imaging in two cases detected isolated thickened dura mater. In one case, MR depicted dural involvement as a very large, hypointense area with fine hyperintense edges on T2-weighted images. Microscopic examination of thickened dura… CONTINUE READING
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