Acute regrowth and dissemination of a mature spinal cord teratoma after partial resection

Momotaro Kawai, Narihito Nagoshi, Akio Iwanami, Shuji Mikami, Osahiko Tsuji, Nobuyuki Fujita, Mitsuru Yagi, Kota Watanabe, Ken Ishii, Masaya Nakamura, Morio Matsumoto

研究成果: Article

抜粋

A 23-year-old man presented with difficulty walking and leg pain and numbness. MRI revealed a cystic mass at Th11-12 and a pineal-region tumour. The patient underwent surgery to resect the thoracic-level mass. The tumour adhered strongly to the neural tissue and could only be partially resected. On pathological examination, the resected tumour was diagnosed as a mature teratoma. The tumour regrew and disseminated within 3 months after resection. Both the spinal cord tumour and the tumour in the pineal region shrank significantly after chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Although the tumour was pathologically diagnosed as a mature teratoma, we suspect that the residual tumour contained an immature or malignant component. Thus, careful follow-up observation is mandatory after partial resection of a mature teratoma. In addition, because teratomas can disseminate in the central nervous system, the presence of teratoma should prompt an examination of both the spinal cord and brain.

元の言語English
記事番号bcr-2017-223742
ジャーナルBMJ Case Reports
2018
DOI
出版物ステータスPublished - 2018 1 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

フィンガープリント Acute regrowth and dissemination of a mature spinal cord teratoma after partial resection' の研究トピックを掘り下げます。これらはともに一意のフィンガープリントを構成します。

  • これを引用