Ependymoma of conus medullaris presenting as subarachnoid haemorrhage

Ulrich, C T; Beck, J; Seifert, V; Marquardt, G (2008). Ependymoma of conus medullaris presenting as subarachnoid haemorrhage. Acta neurochirurgica, 150(2), pp. 185-8. Wien: Springer 10.1007/s00701-007-1407-7

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Subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) due to spinal ependymoma is very rare. We report a 37 year old man who presented with typical clinical signs of SAH. Lumbar puncture confirmed SAH but cerebral angiography was negative, and further diagnostic work-up revealed an ependymoma of the conus medullaris as the source of the haemorrhage. A comprehensive review of the literature was conducted. Only 17 patients with spontaneous SAH due to a spinal ependymoma have been reported since 1958. However, in cases of SAH and negative diagnostic findings for cerebral aneurysms or malformations, this aetiology should be considered and work-up of the spinal axis completed.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurosurgery

UniBE Contributor:

Beck, Jürgen

ISSN:

0001-6268

ISBN:

18058061

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:04

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:19

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s00701-007-1407-7

PubMed ID:

18058061

Web of Science ID:

000252972800020

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/27666 (FactScience: 109872)

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