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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 103-105

Case of hemangioblastoma and central neurocytoma presenting as synchronous primary brain tumors in a young man

Department of Neurosurgery, Maciel Hospital-ASSE, School of Medicine, University of the Republic, Montevideo, Uruguay

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Edgardo Spagnuolo
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DOI: 10.4103/ts.ts_11_17

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This study presents a very infrequent case of a young man with two different brain tumors. The peculiarity of this case is that both tumors appeared at the same time. The patient was admitted with headaches and confusion. Computed tomography scan and magnetic resonance imaging confirmed two tumors, one in the posterior fossa and another in the intraventricular supratentorial space. These findings were initially interpreted as the same tumor with two different localizations, a very infrequent situation. A first surgery was performed to remove the posterior fossa tumor. The pathology confirmed an hemangioblastoma. Six months later, a second surgery was performed for the supratentorial tumor. The surgical aspect was totally different compared to the tumor of the posterior fossa, and the pathology confirmed a central neurocytoma. The authors made a bibliographic review and did not find references of this association.

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