Susac syndrome: a case report and PET imaging findings

Acta Neurol Belg. 2009 Sep;109(3):226-30.


We describe the case of a twenty-year-old woman with subacute encephalopathy, who subsequently developed hearing loss and ophtalmopathy. The clinical triad and typical findings on magnetic resonance imaging and cerebrospinal fluid analysis led to the diagnosis of Susac syndrome. Brain positron emission tomography showed abnormalities which are comparable with other types of central nervous system vasculitis, and distinct from those found in multiple sclerosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Brain / diagnostic imaging*
  • Brain / pathology
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Fluorescein Angiography
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Positron-Emission Tomography*
  • Retinal Vessels / pathology
  • Susac Syndrome / diagnostic imaging*
  • Susac Syndrome / pathology
  • Young Adult