Balo's concentric sclerosis: Clinical and radiologic features of five cases


Karaarslan E. , Altintas A., Senol U., Yeni N., Dincer A. , Bayindir C., ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NEURORADIOLOGY, vol.22, no.7, pp.1362-1367, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NEURORADIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1362-1367

Abstract

Balos concentric sclerosis (BCS) is a rare demyelinating disease considered to be a variant of multiple sclerosis. Five BCS cases were diagnosed antemortem based on their typical concentric mass patterns on MR images and based on clinical and CSF findings. Histopathologic investigation was also performed in one case. Our case report supports the concept that BCS may be a self-limited disease that is not always fatal. Characteristic MR imaging findings may allow antemortem diagnosis of BCS when performed at the onset of the disease.