Intramedullary spinal cord glioma with intracranial seeding.

  title={Intramedullary spinal cord glioma with intracranial seeding.},
  author={Mariese A Hely and J. Andrew Fryer and G Selby},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  volume={48 4},
Two cases of intracranial dissemination of primary intramedullary spinal cord gliomas are reported, with a review of the literature. One patient had a post mortem confirmation and in the second, cerebral CT scan and CSF examination demonstrated the occurrence of intracranial dissemination. CSF protein was elevated on both patients and malignant cells were found late in only the one patient. Both patients had raised intracranial pressure. The mechanisms of dissemination and of raised… CONTINUE READING


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