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Subependymal giant cell astrocytoma with intratumoral hemorrhage.
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PMID:  23414132     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The authors report on 2 cases of subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SEGA) with intratumoral hemorrhage causing acute hydrocephalus, necessitating emergent resection of the tumor. They review the literature and present their insights on the management of SEGA showing growth on serial imaging. Intratumoral hemorrhage causing acute hydrocephalus can occur not only in the pediatric ages but also in the early 20s in patients with SEGA. Awareness of this sequela is considered to be important in addressing surgical timing. The authors suggest early resection of the lesions when the evidence of growth has been confirmed, to prevent possible morbidity and mortality.
Authors:
Hideki Ogiwara; Nobuhito Morota
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-2-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1933-0715     ISO Abbreviation:  J Neurosurg Pediatr     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-2-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101463759     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg Pediatr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Division of Neurosurgery, National Center for Child Health and Development, Tokyo, Japan.
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