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Intraventricular dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumour: case report

Hakan Emmez, Aydemir Kale, Emrah Egemen, Pinar Eser, Memduh Kaymaz, Aydin Paşaoĝlu
DOI: 10.5114/ninp.2012.28266
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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2012;46(2):192-195.

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Vol 46, No 2 (2012)
OPIS PRZYPADKU
Submitted: 2011-05-17

Abstract

Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumour (DNT) is located in the cerebral cortex with very few exceptions. In this article, an extremely rare case of intraventricular DNT originating from the septum pellucidum is reported.

A 25-year-old woman presented with 5-month history of headache. Cranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans revealed a mass in the right lateral and third ventricle which was hypointense on T1-weighted image, and hyperintense on T2-weighted images. No contrast enhancement was detected. The lesion was excised totally using a transcallosal-transventricular approach. Immunohistochemical examination revealed DNT. The patient was discharged without any neurological deficits.

Intraventricular DNT presents with symptoms of increased intracranial pressure rather than seizures. Distinguishing DNT from other intraventricular tumours is essential as DNT is characterized by benign clinical course and does not require adjuvant therapy.

Abstract

Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumour (DNT) is located in the cerebral cortex with very few exceptions. In this article, an extremely rare case of intraventricular DNT originating from the septum pellucidum is reported.

A 25-year-old woman presented with 5-month history of headache. Cranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans revealed a mass in the right lateral and third ventricle which was hypointense on T1-weighted image, and hyperintense on T2-weighted images. No contrast enhancement was detected. The lesion was excised totally using a transcallosal-transventricular approach. Immunohistochemical examination revealed DNT. The patient was discharged without any neurological deficits.

Intraventricular DNT presents with symptoms of increased intracranial pressure rather than seizures. Distinguishing DNT from other intraventricular tumours is essential as DNT is characterized by benign clinical course and does not require adjuvant therapy.

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Keywords

dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumour, cerebral ventricles, headache, septum pellucidum

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Title

Intraventricular dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumour: case report

Journal

Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska

Issue

Vol 46, No 2 (2012)

Pages

192-195

DOI

10.5114/ninp.2012.28266

Bibliographic record

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2012;46(2):192-195.

Keywords

dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumour
cerebral ventricles
headache
septum pellucidum

Authors

Hakan Emmez
Aydemir Kale
Emrah Egemen
Pinar Eser
Memduh Kaymaz
Aydin Paşaoĝlu

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