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Massive symptomatic subependymoma of the lateral ventricles: case report and review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15702322     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Subependymomas are benign intraventricular tumors with an indolent growth pattern, which are usually asymptomatic, and most commonly occur in the fourth and lateral ventricles. When symptomatic, subependymomas often obstruct critical portions of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pathway, causing hydrocephalus, and range from 3 cm to 5 cm in size. We report a case of an unusually massive subependymoma of the lateral ventricles treated with subtotal resection, ventriculoperitoneal shunt, and post-surgical radiation. The clinical course, radiographic and pathologic characteristics of this massive intraventricular subependymoma are discussed, as well as the differential diagnosis of lateral ventricular masses and a review of the literature concerning subependymomas.
T J Rath; P C Sundgren; B Brahma; A P Lieberman; W F Chandler; S S Gebarski
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2005-02-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuroradiology     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0028-3940     ISO Abbreviation:  Neuroradiology     Publication Date:  2005 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-24     Completed Date:  2006-08-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1302751     Medline TA:  Neuroradiology     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  183-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, University of Michigan Health Systems, 1500 E Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0030, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebral Ventricle Neoplasms / diagnosis*
Glioma, Subependymal / diagnosis*

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