ALEX BLUMSTEIN, M.D.; A. B. BAKER, M.D.
Chronic or subacute low-grade leptomeningitis, cystic and adhesive in nature, is a clinicopathologic condition known by a number of names in medical literature (arachnoiditis, serous meningitis, meningitis serosa circumscripta vel cystica, arachnoiditis adhesiva circumscripta and diffusa). For the sake of simplicity and because of widely accepted usage in this country, the term arachnoiditis is used in this title although it is obviously inaccurate.
The cystic structures are not cysts in the true sense of the word. They are in reality collections of cerebrospinal fluid walled off by meningeal adhesions. The fluid within the cysts is often under great tension. The
BLUMSTEIN A, BAKER AB. ARACHNOIDITIS (DIFFUSE PROLIFERATIVE LEPTOMENINGITIS)1. Ann Intern Med. ;18:809–824. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-18-5-809
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;18(5):809-824.
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