Granulomatosis Con Poliangeítis Y Compromiso En Fosa Posterior. Reporte De Un Caso

Translated title of the contribution: Granulomatosis with polyangeitis in posterior fosa. Report of a case

Camilo Benavides-Burbano, Alexander Vitola-Domínguez, Andrés Díaz-Forero, William Riveros-Castillo

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    Granulomatosis with Poliangeitis or Wegner's granulomatosis has an incidence of 5-10 cases per million of habitants and only 2-11% of cases present manifestations in the central nervous system. There are no standardized diagnostic criteria, however, clinical suspicion, positive serology for ANCA'S, histological evidence of necrotizing vasculitis, necrotizing glomerulonephritis or granulomatous inflammation of organs such as skin, lung or kidney, may suggest this pathology. Neurosurgery is a diagnostic and therapeutic option and could be a possibility in those cases in which the lesions are in accessible areas and have low risk of generating comorbidities. We present the case of a 39-year-old female patient with granulomatosis and polyangiitis with involvement in the posterior fossa. After surgical management, it presents meningeal infection. Additionally, we conducted a review of the pathology.

    Translated title of the contributionGranulomatosis with polyangeitis in posterior fosa. Report of a case
    Original languageGerman
    Pages (from-to)191-197
    Number of pages7
    JournalRevista Chilena de Neuro-Psiquiatria
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - Jun 30 2020

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Surgery
    • Clinical Neurology
    • Psychiatry and Mental health


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