Tectal plate low grade glioma with hydrocepalus

Case contributed by Dr Sandeep Bhuta

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Patient Data

Age: Young adult

FLAIR images demonstrate high signal abnormality in peri-aqueductal gray matter. Hydrocephalus seen on T2 saggital images.No enhancement with contrast.

Case Discussion

Typical appearances of a tectal plate glioma. They are usually not biopsied but rather followed up serially. Often hydrocephalus is the more pressing complication, and a shunt or third ventriculostomy can be performed. 

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Case information

rID: 7750
Case created: 1st Dec 2009
Last edited: 30th Sep 2015
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