Misdiagnosing recurrent medulloblastoma

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

Lauren Weintraub, Todd Miller, Ilana Friedman, Ira Richmond Abbott, III, Adam S. Levy

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Abstract

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
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2014

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Keywords

  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Oncology
  • Recurrent disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Misdiagnosing recurrent medulloblastoma : The danger of examination and imaging without histological confirmation: Case report. / Weintraub, Lauren; Miller, Todd; Friedman, Ilana; Abbott, III, Ira Richmond; Levy, Adam S.

In: Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, Vol. 13, No. 1, 01.2014, p. 33-37.

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