Child's Nervous System

, Volume 29, Issue 2, pp 335–339 | Cite as

Subependymal giant cell astrocytoma associated with tuberous sclerosis presenting with intratumoral bleeding. Case report and review of literature

  • Hugo Sterman
  • Andre Beer Furlan
  • Hamilton Matushita
  • Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira
Case Report

Abstract

The authors describe a rare case of subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SEGA) associated with tuberous sclerosis complex that presented with intratumoral bleeding with extension to the ventricles. The literature regarding intracranial hemorrhage of SEGA is reviewed and only five cases have been reported in the literature. We have not identified a histological feature associated with bleeding.

Keywords

Subependymal giant cell astrocytoma Tuberous sclerosis Intratumoral hemorrhage Intraventricular hemorrhage 

Notes

Disclaimer

The authors report that they did not have any conflict of interest concerning the material or methods used in this study or the findings specified in this paper.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hugo Sterman
    • 1
    • 2
  • Andre Beer Furlan
    • 1
    • 2
  • Hamilton Matushita
    • 1
    • 2
    • 4
  • Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Pediatric Neurosurgery Unit, Division of Neurosurgery, Hospital das ClínicasSão Paulo University Medical SchoolSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Pediatric NeurosurgerySão Paulo University Medical SchoolSão PauloBrazil
  3. 3.Department of NeurosurgerySão Paulo University Medical SchoolSão PauloBrazil
  4. 4.Bela VistaBrazil

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