Recurrent lumbar ependymoma presenting as headache and communicating hydrocephalus

Thanh G. Phan, William E. Krauss, Robert D. Fealev

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Abstract

We describe a patient with a recurrent spinal cord ependymoma who initially presented with symptoms of increased intracranial pressure rather than symptoms directly relating to involvement of the conus medullaris. Brain magnetic resonance imaging with gadolinium showed communicating hydrocephalus. Magnetic resonance imaging of the entire spinal cord with gadolinium revealed recurrent tumor. Postoperatively, a permanent ventriculoperitoneal shunt was placed. Recognition of the association between spinal cord ependymoma and hydrocephalus is important in the evaluation of patients with headache.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)850-852
Number of pages3
JournalMayo Clinic proceedings
Volume75
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

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