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Posterior fossa pseudotumour due to viral encephalitis in a child.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9323241     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 14-year-old boy had a 1-month history of diplopia (due to a VI nerve palsy), motor ataxia and dizziness. Brain MRI showed a 1.5-cm mass posterior to the pons. Histopathological examination of a biopsy specimen showed the lesion to be of viral origin. After 3 months, the ataxia and dizziness had resolved and the MRI findings returned to normal. By 5 months the abducens paralysis had also resolved. Viral encephalitis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of posterior fossa tumours.
E Unsal; N Olgun; F Sarialioğlu; N Cevik
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric radiology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0301-0449     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Radiol     Publication Date:  1997 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-12-02     Completed Date:  1997-12-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365332     Medline TA:  Pediatr Radiol     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  788-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Dokuz Eylül University Hospital, 35340 Inciralti-Izmir, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Astrocytoma / diagnosis
Brain Neoplasms / diagnosis
Brain Stem / pathology*
Cranial Fossa, Posterior
Diagnostic Errors
Encephalitis, Viral / complications*,  diagnosis
Follow-Up Studies
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Pseudotumor Cerebri / diagnosis,  virology*

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