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Giant atypical intraventricular meningioma presenting with visual loss in a child.
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PMID:  20614255     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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INTRODUCTION: Giant atypical intraventricular meningioma is very rare in childhood. Atypical meningiomas are characterised by an increased mitotic ratio and MIB-1 expression, and demonstrate more aggressive tumour behaviour compared with typical meningiomas.
METHODS: We present the case of an 11-year-old girl who presented to the eye clinic complaining of reduced vision, and was diagnosed with a giant atypical intraventricular meningioma.
RESULTS: Five years after surgical resection, there has been no recurrence of the tumour. Goldmann visual fields show a left incongruous homonymous hemianopia.
CONCLUSION: This case highlights the importance of ophthalmic examination in diagnosing brain tumours in children. Such a large tumour located in the lateral ventricle may cause obstructive hydrocephalus, compression of brain tissue, seizures and loss of vision, and is potentially fatal.
Authors:
C Cleary; D Curtin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Irish journal of medical science     Volume:  179     ISSN:  1863-4362     ISO Abbreviation:  Ir J Med Sci     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806864     Medline TA:  Ir J Med Sci     Country:  Ireland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  617-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Ophthalmology, Midwestern Regional Hospital Limerick, Dooradoyle, Limerick, Ireland. ucclearly@mac.com
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