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Spinal cord gliomas and hydrocephalus: utility of neuroendoscopy.
Minim Invasive Neurosurg. 2006 Dec; 49(6):347-52.MI

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

The aim of this study is to report on the role of neuroendoscopy during the management of hydrocephalus that led to the diagnosis of intracranial tumoral dissemination and the subsequent finding of a spinal cord glioma.

METHODS AND RESULTS

We present two children each with an intramedullary astrocytoma that presented initially with hydrocephalus without spinal cord symptoms. In both cases leptomeningeal gliomatous dissemination was asserted during routine endoscopy for the management of hydrocephalus. The diagnosis of a cervical and a lower thoracic intramedullary tumor was made soon after on magnetic resonance imaging.

CONCLUSIONS

Spinal cord MRI with contrast should be considered initially in selected cases of hydrocephalus without evident diagnosis. The intraoperative diagnosis of gliomatous dissemination and secondary hydrocephalus due to unrecognized spinal cord gliomas was possible, in our experience, with the routine use of the neuroendoscope.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Neurosurgery, Children Hospital of Turin, Turin, Italy. galarza.marcelo@gmail.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17323261

Citation

Galarza, M, et al. "Spinal Cord Gliomas and Hydrocephalus: Utility of Neuroendoscopy." Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery : MIN, vol. 49, no. 6, 2006, pp. 347-52.
Galarza M, Peretta P, Gazzeri R, et al. Spinal cord gliomas and hydrocephalus: utility of neuroendoscopy. Minim Invasive Neurosurg. 2006;49(6):347-52.
Galarza, M., Peretta, P., Gazzeri, R., Cinalli, G., Forni, M., Morra, I., Ragazzi, P., & Sandri, S. (2006). Spinal cord gliomas and hydrocephalus: utility of neuroendoscopy. Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery : MIN, 49(6), 347-52.
Galarza M, et al. Spinal Cord Gliomas and Hydrocephalus: Utility of Neuroendoscopy. Minim Invasive Neurosurg. 2006;49(6):347-52. PubMed PMID: 17323261.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Spinal cord gliomas and hydrocephalus: utility of neuroendoscopy. AU - Galarza,M, AU - Peretta,P, AU - Gazzeri,R, AU - Cinalli,G, AU - Forni,M, AU - Morra,I, AU - Ragazzi,P, AU - Sandri,S, PY - 2007/2/27/pubmed PY - 2007/5/31/medline PY - 2007/2/27/entrez SP - 347 EP - 52 JF - Minimally invasive neurosurgery : MIN JO - Minim Invasive Neurosurg VL - 49 IS - 6 N2 - OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to report on the role of neuroendoscopy during the management of hydrocephalus that led to the diagnosis of intracranial tumoral dissemination and the subsequent finding of a spinal cord glioma. METHODS AND RESULTS: We present two children each with an intramedullary astrocytoma that presented initially with hydrocephalus without spinal cord symptoms. In both cases leptomeningeal gliomatous dissemination was asserted during routine endoscopy for the management of hydrocephalus. The diagnosis of a cervical and a lower thoracic intramedullary tumor was made soon after on magnetic resonance imaging. CONCLUSIONS: Spinal cord MRI with contrast should be considered initially in selected cases of hydrocephalus without evident diagnosis. The intraoperative diagnosis of gliomatous dissemination and secondary hydrocephalus due to unrecognized spinal cord gliomas was possible, in our experience, with the routine use of the neuroendoscope. SN - 0946-7211 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17323261/Spinal_cord_gliomas_and_hydrocephalus:_utility_of_neuroendoscopy_ L2 - http://www.thieme-connect.com/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-2006-955066 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -