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Atypical presentations of spinal cord tumors in children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1469242     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pain is a frequent presenting symptom of spinal cord tumors in children and usually manifests as local spinal pain in the bony segments overlying the tumor. Two pediatric patients are presented in whom the diagnosis of intramedullary spinal cord tumors was delayed for many months because their pain was atypical. One had recurrent abdominal pain diagnosed as irritable bowel syndrome. The other had very abrupt paroxysmal but infrequent attacks of arm pain and no neurologic abnormalities. Possible mechanisms of their pain, as well as the other features that might have suggested the diagnosis, are discussed.
P L Robertson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of child neurology     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0883-0738     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Child Neurol.     Publication Date:  1992 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-01-26     Completed Date:  1993-01-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8606714     Medline TA:  J Child Neurol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  360-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Pain / diagnosis,  etiology
Blood Chemical Analysis
Child, Preschool
Diagnostic Errors
Evoked Potentials, Somatosensory
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Spinal Cord Neoplasms / pathology*,  radiotherapy,  surgery

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