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Total removal of a primary intracranial squamous cell carcinoma invading the brain stem.


Ogata, N; Jochum, W; Aguzzi, A; Fournier, J Y; Yonekawa, Y (1996). Total removal of a primary intracranial squamous cell carcinoma invading the brain stem. Surgical Neurology, 46(5):477-480.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Primary intracranial squamous cell carcinomas are extremely rare, and commonly manifest as malignant transformations of intracranial epidermoid cysts. METHODS: A case of primary squamous cell carcinoma invading the ventral brain stem and the trigeminal entry zone is described. The tumor was microsurgically totally removed via a paramedian supracerebellar approach. Three years after the operation the tumor recurred, and was again totally removed using the same approach. RESULTS: The patient showed no postoperative neurologic deterioration except for a transient deterioration of gait disturbances. The pathologic diagnosis was a recurrence of the squamous cell carcinoma. CONCLUSIONS: Since primary intracranial squamous cell carcinomas grow slowly and have a well demarcated capsule, total removal should be considered whenever possible.

BACKGROUND: Primary intracranial squamous cell carcinomas are extremely rare, and commonly manifest as malignant transformations of intracranial epidermoid cysts. METHODS: A case of primary squamous cell carcinoma invading the ventral brain stem and the trigeminal entry zone is described. The tumor was microsurgically totally removed via a paramedian supracerebellar approach. Three years after the operation the tumor recurred, and was again totally removed using the same approach. RESULTS: The patient showed no postoperative neurologic deterioration except for a transient deterioration of gait disturbances. The pathologic diagnosis was a recurrence of the squamous cell carcinoma. CONCLUSIONS: Since primary intracranial squamous cell carcinomas grow slowly and have a well demarcated capsule, total removal should be considered whenever possible.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Institute of Neuropathology
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:1 November 1996
Deposited On:11 Feb 2008 12:26
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:20
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0090-3019
Publisher DOI:10.1016/S0090-3019(96)00222-4
PubMed ID:8874550

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