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Vol. 44, No. 4, 2008
Issue release date: July 2008
Section title: Case Report
Pediatr Neurosurg 2008;44:333–336
(DOI:10.1159/000138372)

Recurrence of Dysembryoplastic Neuroepithelial Tumor following Resection

Maher C.O. · White J.B. · Scheithauer B.W. · Raffel C.
aDepartment of Neurosurgery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., and Departments of bNeurosurgery and cPathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., USA

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Abstract of Case Report

Received: 2/7/2007
Accepted: 1/24/2008
Published online: 6/13/2008

Number of Print Pages: 4
Number of Figures: 4
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 1016-2291 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0305 (Online)

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Abstract

Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor (DNT) is an increasingly recognized surgically curable tumor that characteristically presents with seizures in children. We report a case of a patient who underwent resection of a histologically proven DNT at 6 years of age. The resection was thought to be total at the time of surgery, and this impression was confirmed on postoperative imaging. Following the initial resection, the patient underwent surveillance imaging at regular intervals. Six years following the initial surgery, surveillance imaging demonstrated an enlarging area of signal abnormality at the site of the prior resection. The patient underwent a second resection with pathological confirmation of DNT recurrence. Although recurrence of DNT following resection is rare, this case suggests that surveillance imaging may have a role in patients with DNT, even following resections that are thought to be complete.


  

Author Contacts

Cormac O. Maher, MD
Department of Neurosurgery, University of Michigan
Taubman 3552, 1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0338 (USA)
Tel. +1 734 615 0536, Fax +1 734 615 3722, E-Mail cmaher@umich.edu

  

Article Information

Received: February 7, 2007
Accepted after revision: January 24, 2008
Published online: June 13, 2008
Number of Print Pages : 4
Number of Figures : 4, Number of Tables : 0, Number of References : 12

  

Publication Details

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Vol. 44, No. 4, Year 2008 (Cover Date: July 2008)

Journal Editor: Frim D.M. (Chicago, Ill.)
ISSN: 1016–2291 (Print), eISSN: 1423–0305 (Online)

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Case Report

Received: 2/7/2007
Accepted: 1/24/2008
Published online: 6/13/2008

Number of Print Pages: 4
Number of Figures: 4
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 1016-2291 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0305 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/PNE


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