Balo's concentric sclerosis: a variant of multiple sclerosis associated with oligodendroglioma

Neurosurgery. 1989 Dec;25(6):982-6.


We report a case of Balo's concentric sclerosis, a rare and acute variant of multiple sclerosis, which coexisted with an oligodendroglioma. The demyelinating lesion was clinically silent and was detected at necropsy. The pathogenesis of concentric sclerosis and the relationship of the demyelinating lesion to the evolution of the glial neoplasm is briefly discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Brain Neoplasms / complications*
  • Brain Neoplasms / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Multiple Sclerosis / complications*
  • Multiple Sclerosis / pathology
  • Oligodendroglioma / complications*
  • Oligodendroglioma / pathology