Fibrodyspasia ossificans progressiva is an autosomal dominant disease due to activating mutations in activin receptor type IA and characterized by progressive heterotopic ossification. Recently, the same non-synonymous heterozygous somatic mutations of ACVR1 have been identified in brain biopsies or autopsy of 24-27% of patients with a rare cerebral tumor, the diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. We report the first case of a patient with FOP with incidental findings of an abnormal soft tissue mass surrounding the brainstem and causing obstructive hydrocephalus, associated with bilateral dentate lesions. Clinico-radiological course during 10 years of follow-up was consistent with a benign lesion, excluding an oncogenic role of ACVR1 mutations.
- Brain MRI
- Diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma
- Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressive
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