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Focal plaque of demyelination mimicking cerebral tumor in a pediatric patient.
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PMID:  9792957     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Focal, demyelinating lesions of the cerebrum mimicking brain tumors are a rare phenomenon, and even rarer in a pediatric population. We document the case of a 14-year-old female whose clinical, radiological and operative findings were strongly suggestive of glioma. However, histopathology revealed a demyelinating process. This case is significant as the lesion could not be distinguished from a glioma at any time in the presentation. At 41 months follow-up, the patient remains stable without further evidence of demyelination in other areas of the brain. Such a case suggests a cautious note for the pediatrician when presented with a similar patient and illustrates the importance of consideration of a demyelinating lesion in the differential diagnosis of a mass lesion in a pediatric population.
K Kumar; C Toth; V Jay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric neurosurgery     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1016-2291     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Publication Date:  1998 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-12-30     Completed Date:  1998-12-30     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9114967     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  60-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Section of Neurosurgery, Plains Health Center, University of Saskatchewan, Regina, Sask., Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Astrocytoma / diagnosis*,  pathology
Brain / pathology
Brain Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  pathology
Demyelinating Diseases / diagnosis*
Diagnosis, Differential
Multiple Sclerosis / diagnosis
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