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Hydrocephalus and Papilledema in Spinal Cord Tumors: A Report of Two Cases.
Surg J (N Y). 2016 Apr; 2(2):e51-e58.SJ

Abstract

Background The association between spinal cord tumors and hydrocephalus is a rarely reported phenomenon. Diagnosis in this group of patients is difficult as they present with findings of an intracranial pathology and the symptoms of a spinal lesion may be absent. Case Report We report two cases of spinal cord tumors presenting with visual disturbance and findings of increased intracranial pressure. Discussions Mechanisms describing the relationship between spinal cord tumors and increased intracranial pressure have been explained. Most of the literature reported marked regression of these manifestations after tumor excision. Conclusions Spinal cord tumors associated with hydrocephalus and papilledema are rare conditions. The diagnosis of these conditions may be difficult or confusing because the symptoms referable to the spinal lesion may be minimal. Meticulous history taking, examination, and investigations are mandatory to diagnose this entity.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Orthopedics and Spine Surgery, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.Department of Neurosurgery, Salford Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, United Kingdom.Department of Neurosurgery, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, United Kingdom.Department of Neurosurgery, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, United Kingdom.

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28824991

Citation

Marzban, Ahmad Nabil, et al. "Hydrocephalus and Papilledema in Spinal Cord Tumors: a Report of Two Cases." Surgery Journal (New York, N.Y.), vol. 2, no. 2, 2016, pp. e51-e58.
Marzban AN, Saxena A, Bhattacharyya D, et al. Hydrocephalus and Papilledema in Spinal Cord Tumors: A Report of Two Cases. Surg J (N Y). 2016;2(2):e51-e58.
Marzban, A. N., Saxena, A., Bhattacharyya, D., & Ivanov, M. (2016). Hydrocephalus and Papilledema in Spinal Cord Tumors: A Report of Two Cases. Surgery Journal (New York, N.Y.), 2(2), e51-e58. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0036-1584584
Marzban AN, et al. Hydrocephalus and Papilledema in Spinal Cord Tumors: a Report of Two Cases. Surg J (N Y). 2016;2(2):e51-e58. PubMed PMID: 28824991.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Hydrocephalus and Papilledema in Spinal Cord Tumors: A Report of Two Cases. AU - Marzban,Ahmad Nabil, AU - Saxena,Ankur, AU - Bhattacharyya,Dev, AU - Ivanov,Marcel, Y1 - 2016/06/29/ PY - 2015/12/30/received PY - 2016/05/26/accepted PY - 2017/8/22/entrez PY - 2016/6/29/pubmed PY - 2016/6/29/medline KW - hydrocephalus KW - increased intracranial tension KW - intraspinal KW - papilledema KW - spinal cord tumors SP - e51 EP - e58 JF - Surgery journal (New York, N.Y.) JO - Surg J (N Y) VL - 2 IS - 2 N2 - Background The association between spinal cord tumors and hydrocephalus is a rarely reported phenomenon. Diagnosis in this group of patients is difficult as they present with findings of an intracranial pathology and the symptoms of a spinal lesion may be absent. Case Report We report two cases of spinal cord tumors presenting with visual disturbance and findings of increased intracranial pressure. Discussions Mechanisms describing the relationship between spinal cord tumors and increased intracranial pressure have been explained. Most of the literature reported marked regression of these manifestations after tumor excision. Conclusions Spinal cord tumors associated with hydrocephalus and papilledema are rare conditions. The diagnosis of these conditions may be difficult or confusing because the symptoms referable to the spinal lesion may be minimal. Meticulous history taking, examination, and investigations are mandatory to diagnose this entity. SN - 2378-5128 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28824991/Hydrocephalus_and_Papilledema_in_Spinal_Cord_Tumors:_A_Report_of_Two_Cases_ L2 - http://www.thieme-connect.com/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-0036-1584584 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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