Marwah M. Abdulkader

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BACKGROUND Chordomas are rare, slow-growing malignant neoplasms derived from remnants of the embryological notochord. Pediatric cases comprise only 5% of all chordomas, but more than half of the reported pediatric chordomas are intracranial. For patients of all ages, intracranial chordomas typically present with symptoms such as headaches and progressive(More)
Choroid plexus papillomas (CPPs) are uncommon, usually intraventricular, low-grade tumors, accounting for less than 1% of all intracranial neoplasms and 2-4% of brain tumors in children. Dissemination of CPPs to multiple levels of the neuraxis has been seldom observed. Thus far, only 26 adult patients have been reported in the English language literature.(More)
Orbitofacial neurofibromatosis (OFNF) is considered a variant of neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). OFNF most often affects the eye, orbit and one side of the face. It is characterized by the development of relatively aggressive and disfiguring lesions, including plexiform and diffuse neurofibromas. Ciliochoroidal ganglioneuromas have not been previously(More)
Low-grade fibromyxoid sarcoma (LGFMS) is a rare mesenchymal tumor that is characterized by a benign histology but potentially aggressive clinical behavior, with a high rate of recurrence and metastasis. It primarily occurs in young adults in the extremities, inguinal area, neck, or chest wall. There are rare reports of intracranial LGFMS in adults. In this(More)
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