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Ependymoma of conus medullaris presenting as subarachnoid haemorrhage.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18058061     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) due to spinal ependymoma is very rare. We report a 37 year old man who presented with typical clinical signs of SAH. Lumbar puncture confirmed SAH but cerebral angiography was negative, and further diagnostic work-up revealed an ependymoma of the conus medullaris as the source of the haemorrhage. A comprehensive review of the literature was conducted. Only 17 patients with spontaneous SAH due to a spinal ependymoma have been reported since 1958. However, in cases of SAH and negative diagnostic findings for cerebral aneurysms or malformations, this aetiology should be considered and work-up of the spinal axis completed.
Authors:
C T Ulrich; J Beck; V Seifert; G Marquardt
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2007-12-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurochirurgica     Volume:  150     ISSN:  0942-0940     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurochir (Wien)     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-02-07     Completed Date:  2008-03-27     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0151000     Medline TA:  Acta Neurochir (Wien)     Country:  Austria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  185-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Neurosurgical Clinic, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany. ulrich@med.uni-frankfurt.de
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Ependymoma / complications*,  diagnosis*,  surgery
Humans
Lumbar Vertebrae
Male
Spinal Cord Neoplasms / complications*,  diagnosis*,  surgery
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage / etiology*

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