Angiocentric glioma-like tumor of the midbrain Journal Article


Authors: Covington, D. B.; Rosenblum, M. K.; Brathwaite, C. D.; Sandberg, D. I.
Article Title: Angiocentric glioma-like tumor of the midbrain
Abstract: Angiocentric glioma, a rare brain neoplasm with features of ependymal differentiation, has only recently been recognized as a distinct clinicopathological entity. To date, all reported cases have involved tumors in the cerebral hemispheres, and the majority have presented with seizures. The authors report the case of a 5-year-old girl who presented with several cranial neuropathies and mild gait disturbance. An exophytic neoplasm arising from the posterior midbrain and causing obstructive hydrocephalus was identified, and surgical resection revealed a neoplasm with features of angiocentric glioma. Copyright © 2010 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Keywords: immunohistochemistry; child; preschool child; treatment outcome; child, preschool; cancer surgery; case report; brain tumor; glioma; brain neoplasms; follow-up studies; magnetic resonance imaging; pediatric; risk assessment; fever; biopsy, needle; surgical drainage; ependymoma; hospital discharge; mesencephalon; physical examination; anastomosis; neurologic disease; astrocytoma; liquorrhea; cranial nerve paralysis; cranial neuropathy; neurosurgical procedures; hydrocephalus; angiocentric glioma; gait disorder; gait disorders, neurologic
Journal Title: Pediatric Neurosurgery
Volume: 45
Issue: 6
ISSN: 1016-2291
Publisher: Karger  
Date Published: 2009-03-01
Start Page: 429
End Page: 433
Language: English
DOI: 10.1159/000277616
PUBMED: 20110754
PROVIDER: scopus
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Notes: --- - "Export Date: 20 April 2011" - "CODEN: PDNEE" - "Source: Scopus"
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