A lateral ventricular gliosarcoma arising in an ependymoma

Citation
T. Higashino et al., A lateral ventricular gliosarcoma arising in an ependymoma, CLIN NEUR, 20(5), 2001, pp. 219-223
Citations number
12
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Neurology
Journal title
CLINICAL NEUROPATHOLOGY
ISSN journal
0722-5091 → ACNP
Volume
20
Issue
5
Year of publication
2001
Pages
219 - 223
Database
ISI
SICI code
0722-5091(200109/10)20:5<219:ALVGAI>2.0.ZU;2-0
Abstract
Objective: We describe a 29-year-old man with gliosarcoma in the lateral ve ntricle. Case: The patient presented with headache and impairment of consci ousness. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging localized the t umor to the right lateral ventricle and showed heterogeneous enhancement wi th administration of contrast agents. The tumor was partially removed via a transcallosal approach. Histologic examination disclosed gliosarcoma arisi ng by malignant transformation of an ependymoma. Postoperative course: The patient died of tumor progression 78 days after admission, despite intensiv e radiotherapy and chemotherapy.