Intracranial spread of IgG4-related disease via skull base foramina

Claire M Rice, T Spencer, G Bunea, Neil J Scolding, P Sloan, U Nath

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IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a newly recognised, multiorgan, inflammatory disease, and its full clinical spectrum remains undefined. We present a biopsy-proven case of IgG4-RD presenting with a parapharyngeal mass with intracranial extension and possible involvement of the brain parenchyma. We highlight the importance of considering the diagnosis in those presenting with tumefactive lesions, leptomeningitis or pachymeningitis and emphasise the value of securing a tissue diagnosis so that appropriate long-term treatment can be instigated and complications avoided.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-242
Number of pages3
JournalPractical Neurology
Issue number3
Early online date8 Feb 2016
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016


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