Tectal glioma with acute obstructive hydrocephalus

Case contributed by Dr Abdallah Alqudah


Unilateral abducent nerve palsy with diplopia and headache to rule out neurological cause.

Patient Data

Age: 20 year
Gender: Female

There is a well defined high T2 and FLAIR signal intensity lesion seen at the tectal plate of the midbrain causing mass effect on the superior part of the aqueduct of sylvius resulting in obstructive hydrocephalus involving both lateral and third ventricles with CSF seepage.

Case Discussion

This adolescent patient is previously healthy, the MRI findings of acute obstructive hydrocephalus and is caused by this small tectal mass.

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Case information

rID: 56645
Case created: 14th Nov 2017
Last edited: 14th Nov 2017
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