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Acute neurological deterioration as a result of two synchronous hemorrhagic spinal ependymomas.
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PMID:  22530168     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Ependymomas are the most common intramedullary tumors in adults and are the most common in mid-adult years. The presence of synchronous ependymomas in different sites of the spine is not common and it is even more infrequent to find hemorrhage from a spinal ependymoma as a cause of neurological deterioration.
CASE DESCRIPTION: A 32-year-old man presented with back pain and progressive paraparesia. Magnetic resonance (MR) showed two intradural extramedullary lesions on spinal canal with signs of acute hemorrhage. The patient underwent emergent surgical decompression and resection. Pathology revealed myxopapillary ependymomas.
CONCLUSION: To our knowledge, we report the first case of a patient with acute neurological deterioration as a consequence of synchronous bleeding of two spinal ependymomas located at different levels in the spinal cord. This study illustrates the importance of recognizing the rare, but known occurrence of acute neurological deterioration after spontaneous hemorrhage in spinal ependymomas.
Rafael Martinez-Perez; Aurelio Hernandez-Lain; Igor Paredes; Pablo M Munarriz; Ana M Castaño-Leon; Alfonso Lagares
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-03-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical neurology international     Volume:  3     ISSN:  2152-7806     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Neurol Int     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-04-24     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101535836     Medline TA:  Surg Neurol Int     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  33     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Neurosurgery, "12 Octubre" University Hospital, Madrid, Spain.
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