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intracranial granulomatous arteritis

 

Definition: a small vessel–giant cell arteritis that affects only intracranial blood vessels, of unknown etiology, and with diverse clinical manifestations, including those seen with an involving cerebral tumor, and with a low-grade meningitis, leading to infarction of one portion of the cerebrum or cerebellum.

Synonym(s): neurocranial granulomatous arteritis

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