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Acute tetraplegia and cardiac arrest following high cervical leptomeningeal metastasis of giant cell glioblastoma.
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PMID:  21658953     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Giant cell glioblastoma multiforme (gcGBM) is an unusual subtype of high-grade glioma (grade IV, World Health Organization classification). We report a patient with a rare acute tetraplegia, followed by lethal cardiac arrest, who had undergone a prior resection of a supratentorial gcGBM. Neuroradiological workup revealed a large, high cervical compressive leptomeningeal mass consistent with a drop metastasis. Due to the possibility of a rapid clinical deterioration in patients with high cervical cord compression, the diagnosis of drop metastasis to the spine should be considered in patients with a previous history of supratentorial GBM who present with acute diffuse motor weakness.
Authors:
Joshua M Ammerman; P Benjamin Kerr; Fabio Roberti
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-2653     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-6-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433352     Medline TA:  J Clin Neurosci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Department of Neurological Surgery, The George Washington University, Washington, 2150 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 7-420, District of Columbia 20037, USA.
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