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Tumeurs du cône médullaire et de la queue de cheval associées à l’hydrocéphalie chronique: à propos de 2 cas: Tumors of the conus medullaris and of the cauda equina associated with chronic hydrocephalus: about 2 cases.
Pan Afr Med J. 2018; 29:206.PA

Abstract

Chronic hydrocephalus associated with a tumor of the conus medullaris and/or of the cauda equina is extremely rare. We here report two cases of medullary tumor revealed by the triad: dementia, difficulty walking and urinary incontinence. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the cerebrospinal fluid showed communicating hydrocephalus and intradural spinal tumors at the level of the conus medullaris and of the cauda equina. Surgical resection of a benign schwannoma and of an ependymoma allowed the resolution of the clinical symptomatology due to hydrocephalus without implantation of ventricular shunt. A dozen cases of dementia and hydrocephalus associated to spinal tumor have been reported. A variety of approaches have been proposed to explain this association but the exact pathophysiology is not accurately known.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Université Mohammed Premier, Faculté de Médecine et de Pharmacie, CHU Mohamed VI, Oujda, Maroc,.Université Hassan 2, CHU Ibn Rochd, Casablanca, Maroc,.Hôpital Louis Pasteur, Colmar, France.Hôpital Louis Pasteur, Colmar, France.

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

fre

PubMed ID

30100960

Citation

Khoulali, Mohamed, et al. "" The Pan African Medical Journal, vol. 29, 2018, p. 206.
Khoulali M, Haouas MY, Mortada J, et al. Pan Afr Med J. 2018;29:206.
Khoulali, M., Haouas, M. Y., Mortada, J., & Srour, R. (2018). The Pan African Medical Journal, 29, 206. https://doi.org/10.11604/pamj.2018.29.206.10723
Khoulali M, et al. . Pan Afr Med J. 2018;29:206. PubMed PMID: 30100960.
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TY - JOUR T1 - AU - Khoulali,Mohamed, AU - Haouas,Mohammed Yasssine, AU - Mortada,Jihad, AU - Srour,Robin, Y1 - 2018/04/09/ PY - 2016/09/16/received PY - 2016/09/28/accepted PY - 2018/8/14/entrez PY - 2018/8/14/pubmed PY - 2018/8/28/medline KW - chronic hydrocephalus KW - high cerebrospinal fluid protein KW - surgery KW - Medullary tumors SP - 206 EP - 206 JF - The Pan African medical journal JO - Pan Afr Med J VL - 29 N2 - Chronic hydrocephalus associated with a tumor of the conus medullaris and/or of the cauda equina is extremely rare. We here report two cases of medullary tumor revealed by the triad: dementia, difficulty walking and urinary incontinence. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the cerebrospinal fluid showed communicating hydrocephalus and intradural spinal tumors at the level of the conus medullaris and of the cauda equina. Surgical resection of a benign schwannoma and of an ependymoma allowed the resolution of the clinical symptomatology due to hydrocephalus without implantation of ventricular shunt. A dozen cases of dementia and hydrocephalus associated to spinal tumor have been reported. A variety of approaches have been proposed to explain this association but the exact pathophysiology is not accurately known. SN - 1937-8688 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/30100960/ L2 - http://www.panafrican-med-journal.com/content/article/29/206/full/ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -