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Papilledema and tumours of the cauda equina: a case report.
Clin Ter. 2008 Mar-Apr; 159(2):83-5.CT

Abstract

PURPOSE

Bilateral papilledema is a rare symptom of cauda equina tumours. The authors report a case of neurinoma of cauda equina, which had a bilateral papilledema among its initial symptoms.

CASE REPORT

A 28 years old man showed the presence of a bilateral papilledema; a cerebral MRI did not show any endocranial pathology. After three months the patient started suffering, especially at night, of right-leg-sciatica. A lumbar MRI showed a neurinoma of the cauda equina. The patient was operated and after surgery the papilledema slowly shrank.

CONCLUSIONS

The tumours of cauda equina could cause endocranial hypertension and consequently a papilledema because of hyperproteinorachia. If there is a bilateral papilledema and the cerebral MRI does not show any endocranial pathology, there is the need for the examination of any spinal disorders.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Rome Army Medical Center and Department of Neurological Sciences, Rome University Sapienza, Rome, Italy. ricccaru@alice.itNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18463772

Citation

Caruso, R, et al. "Papilledema and Tumours of the Cauda Equina: a Case Report." La Clinica Terapeutica, vol. 159, no. 2, 2008, pp. 83-5.
Caruso R, Marrocco L, Wierzbiki V. Papilledema and tumours of the cauda equina: a case report. Clin Ter. 2008;159(2):83-5.
Caruso, R., Marrocco, L., & Wierzbiki, V. (2008). Papilledema and tumours of the cauda equina: a case report. La Clinica Terapeutica, 159(2), 83-5.
Caruso R, Marrocco L, Wierzbiki V. Papilledema and Tumours of the Cauda Equina: a Case Report. Clin Ter. 2008 Mar-Apr;159(2):83-5. PubMed PMID: 18463772.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Papilledema and tumours of the cauda equina: a case report. AU - Caruso,R, AU - Marrocco,L, AU - Wierzbiki,V, PY - 2008/5/9/pubmed PY - 2009/1/16/medline PY - 2008/5/9/entrez SP - 83 EP - 5 JF - La Clinica terapeutica JO - Clin Ter VL - 159 IS - 2 N2 - PURPOSE: Bilateral papilledema is a rare symptom of cauda equina tumours. The authors report a case of neurinoma of cauda equina, which had a bilateral papilledema among its initial symptoms. CASE REPORT: A 28 years old man showed the presence of a bilateral papilledema; a cerebral MRI did not show any endocranial pathology. After three months the patient started suffering, especially at night, of right-leg-sciatica. A lumbar MRI showed a neurinoma of the cauda equina. The patient was operated and after surgery the papilledema slowly shrank. CONCLUSIONS: The tumours of cauda equina could cause endocranial hypertension and consequently a papilledema because of hyperproteinorachia. If there is a bilateral papilledema and the cerebral MRI does not show any endocranial pathology, there is the need for the examination of any spinal disorders. SN - 1972-6007 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18463772/Papilledema_and_tumours_of_the_cauda_equina:_a_case_report_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/5570 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -