Spinal low-grade neoplasm with leptomeningeal dissemination mimicking tuberculous meningitis in a child


DEMIR H. A. , VARAN A. , AKYÜZ C. , SOYLEMEZOGLU F., CILA A., Buyukpamukcu M.

CHILDS NERVOUS SYSTEM, cilt.27, ss.187-192, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 27 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00381-010-1218-7
  • Dergi Adı: CHILDS NERVOUS SYSTEM
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.187-192

Özet

Spinal seeding of primary malignant intracranial tumors via CSF is common. However, this is rare in low-grade glial tumors. Cranial leptomeningeal metastasis of primary spinal cord low-grade gliomas at diagnosis or relapse is extremely rare. Leptomeningeal metastasis of spinal cord low-grade tumors may mimic tuberculous meningitis in children. A patient with primary spinal cord low-grade neoplasm mimicked tuberculous meningitis is presented. The patient successfully treated with chemoradiotherapy. At the end of 19-month follow-up, diffuse leptomeningeal infiltration and a dural mass compatible with relapse developed. Chemoradiotherapy was started.