Brainstem glioma

Case contributed by Dr Fateme Hosseinabadi

Presentation

Multiple cranial nerve palsy.

Patient Data

Age: 8 years
Gender: Male
MRI

Diffuse expansion of the pons with extension into the medulla, and midbrain, right more prominent than left, and cerebellar peduncles. The tumor shows mass effect on the anterior aspect of fourth ventricle resulting in obstructive hydrocephalus and transependymal edema, basilar artery is displaced to left side and there is no evidence of restricted diffusion or hemorrhage.

Case Discussion

These imaging findings are highly suggestive for brainstem glioma.

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Case information

rID: 69822
Published: 23rd Jul 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Zahedan medical university

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