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J Child Neurol. 2013 Mar 1;29(7):955-958. [Epub ahead of print]

Unilateral Foot Drop as an Initial Presentation of a Brain Tumor in a Child.

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  • 1Section of Neurology, Alberta Children's Hospital, Departments of Pediatrics and Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
  • 2Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
  • 3Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Departments of Clinical Neurosciences and Oncology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
  • 4Department of Diagnostic Imaging, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
  • 5Section of Neurology, Alberta Children's Hospital, Departments of Pediatrics and Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada jong.rho@albertahealthservices.ca.

Abstract

Foot drop is commonly caused by compromise of the peripheral nervous system. Unilateral foot drop as the first sign of a parasagittal brain tumor has been reported in the adult literature but never previously in the pediatric population. We report a child with a right parietal rhabdomyosarcoma in which foot drop was the only abnormal neurologic finding at initial presentation. Localization to the central nervous system should be included in children presenting with foot drop.

© The Author(s) 2013.

KEYWORDS:

brain tumor; foot drop; rhabdomyosarcoma

PMID:
23456535
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