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Progression of the superficial sideroses on sequential transverse SWI of cerebrum

Sequential transverse susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) of the cerebrum acquired over a 64-day period. The progression of the superficial sideroses is visible as a black coating of the brain surface most pronounced on the top of the cerebellum and around the brainstem. (Source: Friedauer L, Foerch C, Steinbach J, et al. The acute superficial siderosis syndrome: clinical entity, imaging findings, and histopathology. Cerebellum 2023;22[2]:296-304. Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International [CC BY 4.0] license,

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