A case of superficial siderosis following subtotal removal of pituitary adenoma

Natsumi Sakamoto, Kensuke Murakami, Kenji Matumoto, Takahiro Tomita, Noboru Takahashi, Naoya Suzuki, Michiharu Nishijima

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Superficial siderosis of the central nervous system (SS) is a rare clinical syndrome due to repeated intracranial hemorrhage. We report a case of SS occurring 19 years after subtotal removal of a non-functioning pituitary adenoma. The patient was a 37-year-old female, exhibiting progressive bilateral sensory neural hearing loss and cerebellar ataxia. T2 weighted magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a rim of low intensity signal on the cerebellum, brain stem, and sylvian fissure. Immediate diagnosis based on characteristic symptoms and MRI findings is important for the prevention of irreversible progression of SS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)969-972
Number of pages4
JournalNeurological Surgery
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Sep
Externally publishedYes


  • MRI
  • Pituitary adenoma
  • Superficial siderosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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