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Pseudobulbar palsy caused by a large petroclival meningioma: report of two cases.
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PMID:  17167648     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Two patients sought treatment for symptoms of bulbar motor dysfunction and the marked emotional lability that characterizes pseudobulbar palsy (PBP). Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging showed large petroclival masses with severe compression and displacement of the brainstem. A suboccipital craniectomy with a transpetrosal, transtentorial approach to the tumor was performed in both patients. One patient required a second-stage surgery to resect an extension of the tumor into the cavernous sinus. In both patients pathological evaluation confirmed the diagnosis of syncytial meningioma. After surgery, PBP resolved in both patients. Large posterior fossa tumors should be included in the differential diagnosis of patients with a clinical picture of bulbar motor dysfunction coupled with emotional lability.
William E McCormick; Joung H Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Skull base : official journal of North American Skull Base Society ... [et al.]     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1531-5010     ISO Abbreviation:  Skull Base     Publication Date:  2002 May 
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Created Date:  2006-12-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101090660     Medline TA:  Skull Base     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  67-71     Citation Subset:  -    
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