Extracentral nervous system metastases from medulloblastoma: A case report

Stella Battaglia, A. F. Marliani, A. Stafa, E. Franceschi, R. Agati

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Abstract

Medulloblastoma belongs to the group of highly malignant neuroepithelial tumours and is the commonest tumour in childhood (12-25 %)1, but is rare in adults (0.4-1%) of all primary brain tumours)l1,2. Medulloblastomas usually arise in the posterior fossa and spread readily throughout the CSF, although 10-30% of patients develop extracentral nervous system metastases 2. We describe a 30-year-old woman presenting bone metastases from medulloblastoma located predominantly in the spine.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)799-803
Number of pages5
JournalNeuroradiology Journal
Volume19
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006

Keywords

  • Medulloblastoma
  • MRI
  • Vertebral metastases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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