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Spinal cord in superficial siderosis (sagittal T2 MRI)

Sagittal T2-weighted images show intramedullary hyperintense edema and hypointense hemosiderin deposition along the spinal cord surface. The thecal sac shows hypointense blood-fluid levels (left image). (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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  • Ataxia
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