Epidural spinal tumor and periaortitis as rare complications of Wegener's granulomatosis

Shimpei Kasagi, Jun Saegusa, Goh Tsuji, Sho Sendo, Natsuko Miura, Hiroki Hayashi, Takeshi Sugimoto, Seiji Kawano, Kotaro Nishida, Kenichiro Kakutani, Akio Morinobu, Shunichi Kumagai

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This case report describes findings in a 61-yearold woman who manifested scleritis, small pulmonary nodules, otitis media, periaortitis, and progressive epidural spinal tumor, associated with elevated serum myeloperoxidase anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (MPO-ANCA) levels. She was clinically diagnosed with Wegener's granulomatosis, although vasculitis was not diagnosed due to the lack of typical histological findings. We discuss the differential diagnosis in this patient, and the association of MPO-ANCA with periaortitis or epidural spinal tumor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)678-683
Number of pages6
JournalModern Rheumatology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 12-2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Rheumatology


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