Froin Syndrome

JOURNAL TITLE: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, Education and Research

Author
1. Vivek Lal
2. Kanchan K Mukherjee
3. Aditya Choudhary
4. Manish Modi
5. Manoj Goyal
ISSN
2277-8969
DOI
10.5005/jp-journals-10028-1272
Volume
52
Issue
1
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
2
Author Affiliations
    1. Postgraduate, Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    2. Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh
    3. Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160 012, India
    4. Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    5. Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, Punjab, India
    6. Postgraduate Institute of Medical, Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    7. Postgraduate Institute of Medical, Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India
    1. Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, Punjab, India
    2. Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India
    3. Postgraduate Institute of Medical, Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh; Baba Farid University of Medical Sciences, Faridkot, Punjab, India
    1. Department of Neurology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    1. Department of Neurology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    1. Department of Neurosurgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
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    Abstract

    Introduction

    Yellow-colored cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) suggestive of xanthochromia can be due to elevated CSF protein and can be one of the causes of papilledema.

    Observation

    We observed a 55-year-old lady with papilledema with yellow-colored CSF which was hypercoagulable along with elevated CSF protein and no cells. Her systemic and nervous system examination was unremarkable except for the eye findings. Her contrast-enhanced brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed multiple meningiomas, and on imaging of the spine, she had multiple contrast-enchancing intradural, extramedullary lesions. Her eye findings were attributed to Froin syndrome found in patients with spinal tumors.

    Conclusion

    Our case stresses the need to keep the possibility of Froin syndrome in mind while evaluating patients with papilledema and it may be pertinent to perform a spinal imaging, especially when no apparent cause for papilledema is found.

    How to cite this article

    Choudhary A, Goyal MK, Modi M, Mukherjee KK, Ahuja CK, Lal V. Froin Syndrome. J Postgrad Med Edu Res 2018;52(1):34-35.

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