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Authors
Kambe, Atsushi Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Brain and Neurosciences, School of Medicine, Tottori University Faculty of Medicine Researchers DB KAKEN
Hosoya, Tomohiro Department of Neurosurgery, Nojima Hospital
Sakamoto, Makoto Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Brain and Neurosciences, School of Medicine, Tottori University Faculty of Medicine Researchers DB KAKEN
Kondo, Shinji Department of Neurosurgery, San-in Rosai Hospital
Kurosaki, Masamichi Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Brain and Neurosciences, School of Medicine, Tottori University Faculty of Medicine Researchers DB
Keywords
amyloid angiopathy
high-grade glioma
intratumoral hemorrhage
subcortical hemorrhage
Abstract
We report a rare case of a high-grade glioma masquerading as a small subcortical hemorrhage. A 71-year-old woman came to a local hospital with sudden right upper extremity numbness. Computed tomography revealed a small subcortical hemorrhage with faint perifocal edema in the left postcentral gyrus. Conservative treatment was initiated, and she was discharged from the hospital with no neurological deficits. Six months later after discharge, she suffered an acute partial seizure of the right upper extremity. Magnetic resonance imaging with gadolinium demonstrated a ring-enhancing mass surrounded by severe perifocal edema in the hemorrhagic scar. We performed complete resection of the tumor, and the histological diagnosis was anaplastic oligodendroglioma. The diagnosis of a high-grade glioma was delayed due to intratumoral hemorrhages mimicking a small subcortical hemorrhage; consequently, we suspected the hemorrhage was induced by cerebral amyloid angiopathy. It may be important to repeat radiological follow up, if necessary, and to maintain clinical observance of possible intracranial neoplasm, even when the hemorrhage is small, particularly when the cause of bleeding is unknown.
Publisher
Tottori University Medical Press
Content Type
Journal Article
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ISSN・ISBN
05135710
NCID
AA00892882
Journal Title
Yonago Acta Medica
Current Journal Title
Yonago Acta Medica
Volume
62
Issue
4
Start Page
305
End Page
307
Patient Report
Published Date
2019-11-22
Publisher-DOI
Text Version
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Rights
注があるものを除き、この著作物は日本国著作権法により保護されています。 / This work is protected under Japanese Copyright Law unless otherwise noted.
Citation
Kambe A, Hosoya T, Sakamoto M, Kondo S, Kurosaki M. High-grade Glioma Masquerading as a Small Cerebral Hemorrhage: A Case Report. Yonago Acta Medica. 2019;62:305-307.
Department
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Medical Sciences/University Hospital
Language
English