Neurosarcoidosis presenting as an intracranial mass in childhood

Hana Leiba, R. Michael Siatkowski, William W. Culbertson, Joel S. Glaser

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A 13-year-old boy presented with bilateral panuveitis and a superior oblique palsy. Exhaustive laboratory workup was unremarkable, but magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed an enhancing pontine mass. The mass was resected, and histopathology revealed a necrotizing granuloma. Although rare, particularly in the pediatric population, the combination of panuveitis and an intracranial mass likely represents sarcoidosis. Necrosis, although also rare, may similarly be seen in neurosarcoidosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)269-273
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neuro-Ophthalmology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1996


  • Childhood
  • Intracranial mass
  • Necrotizing
  • Neurosarcoidosis
  • Uveitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Clinical Neurology


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