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Widespread superficial siderosis indicated by SW MRI

Susceptibility-weighted brain MRI (SWI) shows extensive leptomeningeal low signal intensity around the cerebellar folia (a), the basis pontis and vestibulocochlear nerves (b) and Sylvian fissures (c) due to hemosiderin deposition. (Source: Halmagyi GM, Parker GD, Chen L, et al. Progressive loss of hearing and balance in superficial siderosis due to occult spinal dural defects. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2023;280[2]:633-41. Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International [CC BY 4.0] license,

Associated Disorders

  • Ataxia
  • Peripheral vestibular disorders
  • Sensorineural hearing loss
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage