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Childs Nerv Syst. 2002 Apr;18(3-4):157-60. Epub 2002 Mar 26.

Detection of a pineoblastoma with large central cyst in a young child.

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Department of Neurosurgery, Hiroshima University Medical Hospital, 1-2-3 Kasumi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima 734-8551, Japan. brain@hiroshima-u.ac.jp

Abstract

THE PATIENT:

We present the very rare case of a pineoblastoma with large central cyst in a 7-year-old boy who presented with a short history of gradually worsening headache and upward gaze palsy.

IMAGING INVESTIGATIONS:

On CT and MRI studies, it was seen as a peripherally calcified, irregularly shaped mass with heterogeneous low signal intensity on T1-weighted images and ringed enhancement after gadolinium administration; there was homogeneous high signal intensity on T1-weighted images.

DISCUSSION:

We discuss differential diagnosis for several types of cystic tumors in the pineal region, including pineoblastomas.

PMID:
11981625
DOI:
10.1007/s00381-002-0569-0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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