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2022 Jun 26

World J Clin Cases



Clivus-involved immunoglobulin G4 related hypertrophic pachymeningitis mimicking meningioma: A case report.


Yu Y, Lv L, Yin S-L, Chen C, Jiang S, Zhou P-Z
World J Clin Cases. 2022 Jun 26; 10(18):6269-6276.
PMID: 35949844.


Immunoglobulin G4 related disease (IgG4-RD) is a fibroinflammatory disease with markedly elevated serum IgG4 levels and fibrous tissue proliferation, accompanied by numerous plasma cells. IgG4 related hypertrophic pachymeningitis (IgG4-RHP) is relatively rare and indistinguishable from other phymatoid diseases before the operation. The risk of long-term immunosuppression needs to be balanced with disease activity.