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Childs Nerv Syst. 2019 May;35(5):861-864. doi: 10.1007/s00381-019-04069-4. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma ventricular peritoneal shunt metastasis: a case report and literature review.

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1
Pediatric Neurosurgery, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
2
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.
3
Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, M5H 1X8, Canada.
4
Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, M5H 1X8, Canada. eric.bouffet@sickkids.ca.

Abstract

Dissemination of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) outside the central nervous system is exceptional. Here, we present a child diagnosed with DIPG who developed seeding along the track of the ventriculoperitoneal shunt and review the literature on this unusual occurrence.

KEYWORDS:

Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma; Extracranial metastasis; Ventriculo-peritoneal shunt

PMID:
30706132
DOI:
10.1007/s00381-019-04069-4

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