Erdheim-Chester Disease Mimicking Multiple Meningiomas Syndrome

Mahlon Johnson, Joseph P. Aulino, Madan Jagasia, Louise A. Mawn

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Abstract

We describe a rare case of non-Langerhans histiocytosis, consistent with Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD), which presented with lesions resembling multiple meningiomas. The patient was initially evaluated for migraine headaches. Initial MR imaging demonstrated a parasellar mass and a second mass near the torcula considered to represent meningiomas. Within 1 year, he developed bilateral orbital lesions surrounding both optic nerves, which were also considered meningiomas. Biopsy of one orbital mass revealed a non-Langerhans histiocytosis. Subsequently, soft tissue masses, a pericardial effusion, and bone lesions consistent with ECD were identified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)134-137
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Neuroradiology
Volume25
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

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Erdheim-Chester Disease
Meningioma
Histiocytosis
Pericardial Effusion
Optic Nerve
Migraine Disorders
Biopsy
Bone and Bones

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology

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Johnson, M., Aulino, J. P., Jagasia, M., & Mawn, L. A. (2004). Erdheim-Chester Disease Mimicking Multiple Meningiomas Syndrome. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 25(1), 134-137.

Erdheim-Chester Disease Mimicking Multiple Meningiomas Syndrome. / Johnson, Mahlon; Aulino, Joseph P.; Jagasia, Madan; Mawn, Louise A.

In: American Journal of Neuroradiology, Vol. 25, No. 1, 01.01.2004, p. 134-137.

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Johnson, M, Aulino, JP, Jagasia, M & Mawn, LA 2004, 'Erdheim-Chester Disease Mimicking Multiple Meningiomas Syndrome', American Journal of Neuroradiology, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 134-137.
Johnson, Mahlon ; Aulino, Joseph P. ; Jagasia, Madan ; Mawn, Louise A. / Erdheim-Chester Disease Mimicking Multiple Meningiomas Syndrome. In: American Journal of Neuroradiology. 2004 ; Vol. 25, No. 1. pp. 134-137.
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