Intracranial dissemination from spinal cord anaplastic astrocytoma

Seong Man Jeong, Yong Gu Chung, Jang Bo Lee, Il Young Shin

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    We report a case of intracranial dissemination developing approximately 4 months after partial removal of a spinal cord anplastic astrocytoma in a 22-year-old male. He presented with paraplegia on initial admission at a local hospital. Spinal magnetic resonance (MR) images disclosed multiple intramedullary lesions at the T3-11. The tumor was partially removed. The final histologic diagnosis was anaplastic astrocytoma. Four months after the operation, he was admitted with the symptoms of headache and deterioration of consciousness. MR images showed enhanced lesions in the anterior horn of the left lateral ventricle, and septum pellucidum. He underwent computed tomography-guided stereotactic biopsy and histological appearance was consistent with anaplastic astrocytoma. The clinical course indicates that the tumor originated in the spinal cord and extended into the subarachnoid space, first the spinal canal and later intracranial.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)68-70
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan


    • Anaplastic astrocytoma
    • Intracranial dissemination
    • Spinal cord

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Neuroscience(all)
    • Clinical Neurology


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