Cerebellar astrocytoma presenting as a syringomyelic syndrome

  • Kumar C
  • Panagapoulos K
  • Kalbag R
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Cerebellar astrocytomas comprise about 36% of posterior fossa tumors in childhood. Such tumors presenting with hemorrhage have been reported, but in such cases, the location of the lesion was clinically obvious. This 16-year-old boy presented with a syringomyelic syndrome resulting from hemorrhage in the tumor causing compression of the upper cervical spinal cord. Such a case has not been previously recorded. Possible mechanisms leading to this syndrome are discussed and the relevant literature reviewed. © 1987.

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  • Cerebellar astrocytoma
  • Hemorrhage
  • Syringomyelic syndrome

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  • Chandra Kumar

  • Kanaris Panagapoulos

  • Ramanand M. Kalbag

  • Victor McAllister

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