Pineal germinoma with intratumoral hemorrhage after neuroendoscopic tumor biopsy

Tai-Tong Wong, Sang Hue Yen, Donald M. Ho, Feng Chi Chang, Kai Ping Chang

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Abstract

Case report: We report an intratumoral hemorrhage immediately after a ventricular endoscopic procedure in an 18-year-old man who had a pineal germinoma with symptomatic hydrocephalus. The patient was successfully treated using long tract external ventricular drainage and urgent radiation therapy. Discussion: The contributing factors for the acute reduction of intracranial pressure to zero during the endoscopic procedure are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)769-772
Number of pages4
JournalChild's Nervous System
Volume19
Issue number10-11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Germinoma
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intratumoral hemorrhage
  • Long-tract EVD
  • Neuroendoscopy
  • Pineal tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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