Misdiagnosing recurrent medulloblastoma: The danger of examination and imaging without histological confirmation: Case report

Lauren Weintraub, Todd Miller, Ilana Friedman, Rick Abbott, Adam S. Levy

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The screening and detection of recurrent medulloblastoma presents the clinician with significant diagnostic challenges, including the risk of misdiagnosis. The authors present the case of a young girl with a history of a treated standard-risk medulloblastoma that highlights the risk of assuming recurrence has occurred when clinical and/or imaging changes are observed. This girl developed both new clinical deficits and had radiographic evidence of recurrence. She subsequently experienced a complete resolution of symptoms and radiographic findings with steroids alone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-37
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014



  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Oncology
  • Recurrent disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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