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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Ringelstein, M; Metz, I; Ruprecht, K; Koch, A; Rappold, J; Ingwersen, J; Mathys, C; Jarius, S; Brück, W; Hartung, H-P; Paul, F; Aktas, O; for the Neuromyelitis Optica Study Group (NEMOS); Langel, Stefan; Oy, Ulrich Hofstadt-van; Reuss, Reinhard; Wilke, Christian; Münch, Christoph; Hellwig, Kerstin; Kleiter, Ingo; Niehaus, Sabine; Melms, Arthur; Linker, Ralf; Mayer, Christoph; Guthke, Kersten; Pellkofer, Hannah; Hoffmann, Frank; Zentner, Christian; Stangel, Martin; Trebst, Corinna; Wildemann, Bri...    »
 
Title:
Contribution of spinal cord biopsy to diagnosis of aquaporin-4 antibody positive neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder. 
Abstract:
Longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis is characteristic but not pathognomonic for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSDs) and may mimic local tumors. In this retrospective study based on a cohort of 175 NMOSD patients we identified seven patients who initially presented with a longitudinally extensive spinal cord lesion and underwent spinal cord biopsy due to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-suspected malignancies. Remarkably, routine neuropathology was inconclusive and did not g...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Mult Scler 
Year:
2014 
Journal volume:
20 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
882-8 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
1352-4585 
TUM Institution:
Neurologische Klinik und Poliklinik