Atypical adult medulloblastoma

Behbahani, M., St. George, E.J., Dunn, L.T., Hadley, D.M. and Stewart, W. (2011) Atypical adult medulloblastoma. Acta Neurochirurgica, 153(7), pp. 1511-1517. (doi: 10.1007/s00701-011-1040-3)

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Medulloblastomas are malignant primitive neuro-ectodermal neoplasms of childhood. In adults, clinical manifestations, imaging and prognosis can be different from that observed in children. Three adult patients with confirmed diagnoses of medulloblastoma are discussed in this report. They presented with unusually prolonged clinical courses and with imaging more suggestive of L’hermitte-Duclos disease. Medulloblastoma should be considered in all adults with posterior fossa masses despite having clinical and radiological features suggestive of a low-grade tumour. Definitive diagnosis requires histological confirmation in all cases.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Stewart, Dr William and Dunn, Mr Laurence and Hadley, Professor Donald
Authors: Behbahani, M., St. George, E.J., Dunn, L.T., Hadley, D.M., and Stewart, W.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:Acta Neurochirurgica
ISSN (Online):0942-0940
Published Online:09 May 2011

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