Child's Nervous System

, Volume 14, Issue 12, pp 751–755

Oligodendroglioma of the “widespread” type in the spinal cord

Authors

  • T. Ushida
    • Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kochi Medical School, Kohasu, Okoh-cho, Nankoku, Kochi, 783 Japan e-mail: ushidat-koc@umin.ac.jp Tel.: +81-888-80-2387 Fax: +81-888-80-2388
  • Hiroshi Sonobe
    • Department of Pathology, Kochi Medical School, Nankoku, Kochi, Japan
  • Hiroo Mizobuchi
    • Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kochi Medical School, Kohasu, Okoh-cho, Nankoku, Kochi, 783 Japan e-mail: ushidat-koc@umin.ac.jp Tel.: +81-888-80-2387 Fax: +81-888-80-2388
  • Michio Toda
    • Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kochi Medical School, Kohasu, Okoh-cho, Nankoku, Kochi, 783 Japan e-mail: ushidat-koc@umin.ac.jp Tel.: +81-888-80-2387 Fax: +81-888-80-2388
  • Toshikazu Tani
    • Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kochi Medical School, Kohasu, Okoh-cho, Nankoku, Kochi, 783 Japan e-mail: ushidat-koc@umin.ac.jp Tel.: +81-888-80-2387 Fax: +81-888-80-2388
  • Hiroshi Yamamoto
    • Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kochi Medical School, Kohasu, Okoh-cho, Nankoku, Kochi, 783 Japan e-mail: ushidat-koc@umin.ac.jp Tel.: +81-888-80-2387 Fax: +81-888-80-2388
CASE REPORT

DOI: 10.1007/s003810050310

Cite this article as:
Ushida, T., Sonobe, H., Mizobuchi, H. et al. Child's Nerv Syst (1998) 14: 751. doi:10.1007/s003810050310

Abstract

The authors present clinical, radiological, and pathological features of the “widespread” type of primary spinal oligodendroglioma arising in a 12-year-old boy. The initial symptoms were gait disturbance, hypesthesia of the lower trunk, and scoliosis. Gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging revealed an intramedullary tumor with syringomyelia. The tumor spread rapidly in a “widespread” pattern within the spinal cord between C7 and T12. One year after surgery the patient had made a poor neurological recovery despite the two-stage tumor resection. Only five cases of widespread tumors, including our case, have been described with discussion of their clinical manifestations.

Key words ScoliosisIntramedullary tumorSyringomyelia

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