Granulomatous angiitis of the nervous system

Neurol Clin. 1997 Nov;15(4):821-34. doi: 10.1016/s0733-8619(05)70349-2.

Abstract

Granulomatous angiitis of the nervous system (GANS) refers to distinctive clinicopathologic disorders with the essential feature of granulomatous inflammation of cerebral and spinal vessels, accompanied by multinucleate giant cells and epithelioid cells. This article reviews and examines the clinical, laboratory, and neuropathologic findings of patients with granulomatous angiitis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones / therapeutic use
  • Adult
  • Alkylating Agents / therapeutic use
  • Brain Diseases / drug therapy
  • Brain Diseases / pathology*
  • Cyclophosphamide / therapeutic use
  • Female
  • Granuloma / drug therapy
  • Granuloma / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed, Single-Photon
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Vasculitis / drug therapy
  • Vasculitis / pathology*

Substances

  • Adrenal Cortex Hormones
  • Alkylating Agents
  • Cyclophosphamide