Rapidly progressive primary leptomeningeal atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor: A report of 2 cases

Karen M. Gauvain, Benjamin H. Durham, Michele McHugh, Thomas J. Geller

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Abstract

Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor is a rare, highly malignant central nervous system tumor most commonly occurring in very young children. Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor most often presents as an expanding mass with symptoms consistent with the location of the tumor and may present with metastatic leptomeningeal disease. The authors describe 2 cases of rapidly progressive, diffuse leptomeningeal atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor without a solid primary mass. These cases demonstrate a clinical picture that can easily be confused with a basilar meningitis, encephalomyelitis, or vasculitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1597-1601
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of child neurology
Volume27
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • atypical teratoid/rhabdoid
  • leptomeningeal disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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