Spinal intramedullary metastasis of medulloblastoma at initial diagnosis

Tomoo Inoue, Toshihiro Kumabe, Toshiyuki Takahashi, Takeshi Nakajima, Mika Watanabe, Teiji Tominaga

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Abstract

Case report: Spinal magnetic resonance imaging of a 4-year-old boy with medulloblastoma at the initial presentation showed intramedullary lesion without enhancement effect and slight cord swelling from C-5 to T-1. After complete response to the initial therapy, this lesion recurred and slowly expanded. Cervical 11C-methionine-positron emission tomography could establish the diagnosis of intramedullary metastasis. Conclusion: Spinal intramedullary metastasis of medulloblastoma at initial diagnosis is extremely rare, but must be considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-116
Number of pages4
JournalChild's Nervous System
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan

Keywords

  • Dissemination
  • Initial diagnosis
  • Intramedullary metastasis
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Medullo blastoma
  • Methioninepositron emission tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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