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A rare case of subependymoma with an atypical presentation: a case report.
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PMID:  22121350     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A rare case of subependymoma in a young patient presenting with sensory dysesthesia is reported. Computed tomography scan and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a posterior fossa mass occluding the fourth ventricle with infiltration to the right side immediately behind the pontine tegmentum and impinging on the right spinothalamic tract. Postoperative tumor histopathology revealed the classical appearance of subependymoma. Subependymoma is a rare, asymptomatic, slow-growing, low-grade glioma of the central nervous system. If symptomatic, the clinical features are commonly secondary to hydrocephalus, but subependymoma presenting with sensory dysesthesia has never been reported in the literature.
Authors:
Mohankumar Kurukumbi; Amruta Muley; Ganga Ramidi; Zakiya Wynn; Annapurni Jayam Trouth
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-10-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Case reports in neurology     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1662-680X     ISO Abbreviation:  Case Rep Neurol     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-28     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101517693     Medline TA:  Case Rep Neurol     Country:  Switzerland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  227-32     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Departments of Neurology, Howard University Hospital, Washington, D.C., USA.
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