Clinical, histological, and genetic features of fourth ventricle ependymoma in the elderly -case report-

Takuro Hayashi, Joji Inamasu, Ryuichi Kanai, Hikaru Sasaki, Jun Shinoda, Yuichi Hirose

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A 71-year-old woman presented with a rare case of geriatric ependymoma originating from the fourth ventricle manifesting as progressive gait and memory disturbance. Imaging studies revealed an extraaxial mass in the fourth ventricle protruding into the right cerebellomedullary cistern, with concomitant obstructive hydrocephalus. Surgery achieved subtotal removal since the tumor tightly adhered to the right vestibular area of the fourth ventricular floor. The histological diagnosis was ependymoma, which was also confirmed by comparative genetic hybridization. Although she developed severe laryngeal edema and worsening of the hydrocephalus postoperatively which required additional treatment, she recovered with residual mild gait disturbance, and was transferred to a rehabilitation facility. Fourth ventricle ependymoma in the elderly is rare. Comparative genetic hybridization may be important in the diagnosis of geriatric ependymoma and in the choice for adjuvant therapy as well as in estimating the prognosis for patients with rare types of ependymoma.

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)611-616
ページ数6
ジャーナルNeurologia Medico-Chirurgica
52
発行部数8
DOI
出版物ステータスPublished - 2012

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Fourth Ventricle
Ependymoma
Genetic Hybridization
Hydrocephalus
Gait
Geriatrics
Laryngeal Edema
Rehabilitation
Therapeutics
Neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery

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Clinical, histological, and genetic features of fourth ventricle ependymoma in the elderly -case report-. / Hayashi, Takuro; Inamasu, Joji; Kanai, Ryuichi; Sasaki, Hikaru; Shinoda, Jun; Hirose, Yuichi.

:: Neurologia Medico-Chirurgica, 巻 52, 番号 8, 2012, p. 611-616.

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Hayashi, Takuro ; Inamasu, Joji ; Kanai, Ryuichi ; Sasaki, Hikaru ; Shinoda, Jun ; Hirose, Yuichi. / Clinical, histological, and genetic features of fourth ventricle ependymoma in the elderly -case report-. :: Neurologia Medico-Chirurgica. 2012 ; 巻 52, 番号 8. pp. 611-616.
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