Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 159, Issue 8, pp 1511–1515

5-ALA fluorescence in intraparenchymal endodermal cysts

  • José Pedro Lavrador
  • Christian Brogna
  • Francesco Vergani
  • Fay Greenway
  • Miren Aizpurua
  • Ranj Bhangoo
Case Report - Neurosurgical Techniques
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Abstract

In recent years, new indications have been suggested for 5-ALA, particularly for cystic lesions. We report the use of 5-ALA fluorescence in an intraparenchymal supratentorial endodermal cyst of a 52-year-old female presenting with headache, progressive right side hemiparesis and anomic aphasia. She underwent an image-guided 5-ALA-assisted left minicraniotomy for fenestration of the cystic lesion into the ventricular system. The capsule of the cyst was noted to fluoresce with 5-ALA. She recovered from the previous deficits and the cyst decreased in size. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time 5-ALA fluorescence is reported in a case of endodermal cyst.

Keywords

5-ALA Endodermal cyst Tumour This work has not been presented in a conference. 

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© Springer-Verlag Wien 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • José Pedro Lavrador
    • 1
  • Christian Brogna
    • 1
    • 2
  • Francesco Vergani
    • 1
  • Fay Greenway
    • 1
  • Miren Aizpurua
    • 3
  • Ranj Bhangoo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryKing’s College Hospital NHS Foundation TrustLondonUK
  2. 2.Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience InstituteKing’s College LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Department of NeuropathologyKing’s College Hospital NHS Foundation TrustLondonUK

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