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A CASE OF ENLARGED VIRCHOW ROBIN SPACES CAUSING PROGRESSIVE HEMI SENSORY SYMPTOMS
  1. Amit Agrawal,
  2. S Zaidi,
  3. B Rathi,
  4. M Codony
  1. Pinderfield NHS Hospital, Wakefield

Abstract

Introduction Virchow Robin Spaces (VRS) or perivascular spaces are usually an incidental finding but rarely they can enlarge and causes neurological symptoms. We report a case of symptomatic VRS with striking appearance on MRI Scan.

Case description A 33 year lady presented with progressive sensory disturbances which initially affected her right arm and later on right side of face. Her MRI Brain scan showed enlarged Virchow Robin Spaces in the left corona radiata corresponding to her symptoms.

Importance Our case highlights a common MRI finding, typically considered incidental but which can be symptomatic in some cases. The typical scan characteristic and location of Virchow Robin spaces can help to differentiate from close mimics like cystic mass lesion. Its awareness can avoid frequent repeated imaging and interventions.

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