Neuromyelitis optica with brainstem lesion mistaken for brainstem glioma: Case report

Keun Young Park, Jung Yong Ahn, Jun Hyung Cho, Youngchul Choi, Kyu Sung Lee

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Abstract

Check mark Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is a severe demyelinating syndrome defined principally by its tendency to affect optic nerves and the spinal cord selectively. Asymptomatic brain lesions have recently become a common finding in NMO, and symptomatic brain lesions do not exclude the diagnosis of this entity. The authors describe the case of a 12-year-old girl suffering from an unusually atypical form of NMO in which a brainstem lesion was mistaken for a brainstem glioma. Brainstem involvement in NMO exhibits variable features on neuroimaging and is confused with brainstem glioma in cases of extensive brainstem involvement in childhood. Careful differential diagnosis and proper treatment are vital for a favorable prognosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-254
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery
Volume107
Issue number3 SUPPL.
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Sep 1

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Neuromyelitis Optica
Glioma
Brain Stem
Brain
Optic Nerve
Neuroimaging
Spinal Cord
Differential Diagnosis

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  • Clinical Neurology

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Park, Keun Young ; Ahn, Jung Yong ; Cho, Jun Hyung ; Choi, Youngchul ; Lee, Kyu Sung. / Neuromyelitis optica with brainstem lesion mistaken for brainstem glioma : Case report. In: Journal of Neurosurgery. 2007 ; Vol. 107, No. 3 SUPPL. pp. 251-254.
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In: Journal of Neurosurgery, Vol. 107, No. 3 SUPPL., 01.09.2007, p. 251-254.

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