Intraventricular chordoid meningioma in a child: Fever of unknown origin, clinical course, and response to treatment: Case report
Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics, Volume 10, Number 6, p.478-481 (2012)
Keywords:Adjuvant, article, brain tumor, brain ventricle, case report, child, chordoid meningioma, Contrast Media, disease course, Dose Fractionation, excision, Fever of Unknown Origin, gadolinium, histopathology, human, human tissue, Humans, immunohistochemistry, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, male, Meningeal Neoplasms, meningioma, Notochord, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, priority journal, pyrexia idiopathica, radiation dose fractionation, Radiotherapy, Tomography, treatment outcome, tumor localization, tumor recurrence, X-Ray Computed
The authors present the case of an 11-year-old boy with an intraventricular chordoid meningioma, which is a rare presentation of prolonged fever of unknown origin due to a rare tumor in a rare location. The fever resolved after excision of the lesion. Subsequent imaging revealed recurrence at 1 year. After a repeat excision and fractionated radiotherapy, the patient has remained disease free 5 years after the first surgery. Very few cases of intraventricular chordoid meningioma have been reported to date. The pathological features and clinical course are described. A review of the literature describing management options for this tumor type, recently found to have a higher recurrence rate, is described herein.
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