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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.
|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed|
|Communities & Collections:||04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Institute of Neuropathology|
|DDC:||570 Life sciences; biology|
610 Medicine & health
|Date:||1 November 1996|
|Deposited On:||11 Feb 2008 12:26|
|Last Modified:||28 Nov 2013 02:11|
|Citations:||Web of Science®. Times Cited: 6|
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