Leptomeningeal dissemination of spinal pilocytic astrocytoma: a rare entity

Eilidh Bell, Avinash Kumar Kanodia (Lead / Corresponding author), Buddhi Gunaratne, Angela Edgar

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    A currently 12-year-old boy presented at the age of 8 months with sleepiness, irritability and a tense fontanelle with upgaze palsy on a background of a 2-month history of vomiting, difficulty feeding and weight loss. Acute communicating hydrocephalus was diagnosed using ultrasonography and CT and treated with Ventriculo-Peritoneal shunt insertion. Further investigation with MRI (2006) found a thoracic intramedullary mass with further intracranial and spinal leptomeningeal dissemination (LD) (figures 1 and 2). A biopsy of the thoracic intramedullary mass showed pilocytic astrocytoma (PA) (figure 3).
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number226955
    Pages (from-to)1-3
    Number of pages3
    JournalBMJ Case Reports
    Volume2018
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2018

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    Astrocytoma
    Thorax
    Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt
    Hydrocephalus
    Paralysis
    Vomiting
    Weight Loss
    Ultrasonography
    Biopsy

    Keywords

    • hydrocephalus
    • neuroimaging
    • paediatric oncology

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    Bell, Eilidh ; Kanodia, Avinash Kumar ; Gunaratne, Buddhi ; Edgar, Angela. / Leptomeningeal dissemination of spinal pilocytic astrocytoma : a rare entity. In: BMJ Case Reports. 2018 ; Vol. 2018. pp. 1-3.
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