Adult Medulloblastoma Presenting with Extensive Supratentorial Metastasis with Radiographically Occult Infratentorial Disease: Case Report and Review of the Literature
Corresponding AuthorScott Seaman
Department of Neurosurgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, USA
A B S T R A C T
This case represents the unique occurrence of supratentorial dissemination of medulloblastoma in the absence of overt cerebellar disease. The authors present the case of a 64-year-old man who presented with headaches and intractable nausea with imaging abnormality seen only in the bilateral caudate. Follow-up imaging studies revealed a cerebellar lesion later confirmed by biopsy to be medulloblastoma. Subsequent biopsy of the originally evaluated caudate lesion demonstrated histologically identical medulloblastoma. Medulloblastoma should be considered in cases of supratentorial masses of unclear origin and should prompt careful inspection of the posterior fossa.
Article TypeCase Report & Review of Literature
Publication historyReceived: Wed 25, Dec 2019
Accepted: Wed 08, Jan 2020
Published: Thu 30, Jan 2020
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