Radiographic features of central nervous system vasculitis

Neurol Clin. 1997 Nov;15(4):779-804. doi: 10.1016/s0733-8619(05)70347-9.


Central nervous system (CNS) vasculitis refers to primary and secondary disorders of the CNS vasculature. Most authorities agree that CNS vasculitis is a potentially serious disorder; therefore, prompt diagnosis and initiation of therapy are high priorities in treatment. Remarkable progress has been made in the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of this disorder. This article examines many aspects of the radiographic evaluation of CNS vasculitis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Bacterial Infections / complications
  • Brain Diseases / complications
  • Brain Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Brain Neoplasms / complications
  • Cerebral Angiography
  • Collagen Diseases / complications
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Middle Aged
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Vasculitis / complications
  • Vasculitis / diagnosis*
  • Virus Diseases / complications