Rare case of primary spinal ependymomatosis occurring in a 26-year-old man: a case report.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/132570
Title:
Rare case of primary spinal ependymomatosis occurring in a 26-year-old man: a case report.
Authors:
Kaliaperumal, Chandrasekaran; Suttner, Nigel; Herron, Brian; Choudhari, Kishor A
Affiliation:
National centre for Neurosurgery, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin-9, Republic of Ireland.
Citation:
Rare case of primary spinal ependymomatosis occurring in a 26-year-old man: a case report. 2009, 3:72 J Med Case Reports
Journal:
Journal of medical case reports
Issue Date:
2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/132570
DOI:
10.1186/1752-1947-3-72
PubMed ID:
19946548
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19946548
Abstract:
The authors report a rare case of primary spinal ependymomatosis in a young adult man. Multiple primary ependymomatous lesions were seen on magnetic resonance imaging and no anaplasia was identified on the surgical-pathological analysis. The aetio-pathological mechanism and surgical significance of this rare occurrence is discussed.; A 26-year-old man of Polish origin presented with a ten-day history of pain in the left leg and lower back. This was followed by difficulty in urinating and a decrease in sensation in both legs. Examination revealed pyramidal signs and mild weakness in both lower limbs. He had early sphincter involvement requiring catheterization. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain was normal. However, that of the spinal cord revealed multiple intradural spinal lesions, both intra- and extramedullary, extending from the cervical cord down to the cauda equina roots. T12-L1 laminectomy was performed. Multiple intradural, extra- and intra-medullary tumors were seen. After the operation, the patient deteriorated with a sensory level at T4. Post-operative cranio-spinal radiotherapy was administered but there was no clinical improvement in the lower limbs.; Primary spinal ependymomatosis is a rare phenomenon involving multiple spinal segments in the absence of a primary intracranial tumor. Radical excision is unrealistic in this condition. Biopsy followed by radiotherapy is the preferred method of treatment.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1752-1947

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKaliaperumal, Chandrasekaranen
dc.contributor.authorSuttner, Nigelen
dc.contributor.authorHerron, Brianen
dc.contributor.authorChoudhari, Kishor Aen
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-03T15:20:10Z-
dc.date.available2011-06-03T15:20:10Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.citationRare case of primary spinal ependymomatosis occurring in a 26-year-old man: a case report. 2009, 3:72 J Med Case Reportsen
dc.identifier.issn1752-1947-
dc.identifier.pmid19946548-
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1752-1947-3-72-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/132570-
dc.description.abstractThe authors report a rare case of primary spinal ependymomatosis in a young adult man. Multiple primary ependymomatous lesions were seen on magnetic resonance imaging and no anaplasia was identified on the surgical-pathological analysis. The aetio-pathological mechanism and surgical significance of this rare occurrence is discussed.-
dc.description.abstractA 26-year-old man of Polish origin presented with a ten-day history of pain in the left leg and lower back. This was followed by difficulty in urinating and a decrease in sensation in both legs. Examination revealed pyramidal signs and mild weakness in both lower limbs. He had early sphincter involvement requiring catheterization. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain was normal. However, that of the spinal cord revealed multiple intradural spinal lesions, both intra- and extramedullary, extending from the cervical cord down to the cauda equina roots. T12-L1 laminectomy was performed. Multiple intradural, extra- and intra-medullary tumors were seen. After the operation, the patient deteriorated with a sensory level at T4. Post-operative cranio-spinal radiotherapy was administered but there was no clinical improvement in the lower limbs.-
dc.description.abstractPrimary spinal ependymomatosis is a rare phenomenon involving multiple spinal segments in the absence of a primary intracranial tumor. Radical excision is unrealistic in this condition. Biopsy followed by radiotherapy is the preferred method of treatment.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19946548en
dc.titleRare case of primary spinal ependymomatosis occurring in a 26-year-old man: a case report.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentNational centre for Neurosurgery, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin-9, Republic of Ireland.en
dc.identifier.journalJournal of medical case reportsen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

Related articles on PubMed

All Items in Lenus, The Irish Health Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.