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Major Spinal Twine Small-Cell Glioblastoma: A Case Report and Literature Overview.

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Major Spinal Twine Small-Cell Glioblastoma: A Case Report and Literature Overview.

World Neurosurg. 2018 Jul 11;:

Authors: Enrique CO, Jose C HC, Alvaro BQ, Mario BR

BACKGROUND: and Significance: Roughly 2%-10% of all central nervous system tumors are major spinal wire tumors (SCTs). Spinal wire glioblastoma is a uncommon tumor sort accounting for 1%-Three% of all SCTs and seven.5% of all spinal wire gliomas. Notably, the small-cell variant of spinal wire glioblastoma is even rarer with solely two beforehand reported instances.
CLINICAL PRESENTATION: We current herein a case report of a uncommon major spinal wire glioblastoma in a 48-year-old affected person with a 2-month historical past of numbness within the left arm and delicate cervical ache radiating to the occipital zone. A medical examination revealed hypoalgesia and thermal dissociation of the left arm and the ipsilateral superior a part of the trunk handled via subtotal surgical resection adopted by adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Histological examination of the surgical tumor specimen revealed options of the small-cell spinal wire glioblastoma.
CONCLUSION: To the most effective of our data, that is solely the third reported case of small-cell spinal wire glioblastoma. The aggressive nature of this tumor variant reduces general survival fee whatever the remedy.

PMID: 30017760 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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