Journal of Neuro-Oncology

, Volume 54, Issue 1, pp 53–56

Extraneural metastasis in a child with atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor of the central nervous system

Authors

  • Elif Güler
    • Department of Pediatric Oncology, Faculty of MedicineGaziantep University
  • Ali Varan
    • Department of Pediatric Oncology, Institute of OncologyHacettepe University
  • Figen Söylemezoğlu
    • Department of Pathology, Faculty of MedicineHacettepe University
  • Kudret Çağlar
    • Department of Pediatric Oncology, Institute of OncologyHacettepe University
  • Figen Başaran Demirkazik
    • Department of Radiology, Faculty of MedicineHacettepe University
  • Münevver Büyükpamukçu
    • Department of Pediatric Oncology, Institute of OncologyHacettepe University
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1012540700093

Cite this article as:
Güler, E., Varan, A., Söylemezoğlu, F. et al. J Neurooncol (2001) 54: 53. doi:10.1023/A:1012540700093

Abstract

Atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor is a distinctive brain tumor appearing in infancy and early childhood. Leptomeningeal dissemination is common, both at presentation and relapse. Extracranial metastases of the central nervous system tumors are rarely seen. To our knowledge there is only one report with an atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor metastasizing via a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. We describe the first case of atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor of the central nervous system who developed lung metastasis without the presence of a shunt.

atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumorchildrenlung metastases

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