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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 371-373

Intra-fourth ventricular schwannoma in pediatric age group: Report of second case in the Western literature with review of literature

1 RED LATINO, Organización Latinoamericana de Trauma y Cuidado Neurointensivo, Bogota, Colombia
2 Department of Neurosurgery, Neurosciences Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi, India
3 Hospital Universitario CARI, Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia
4 Department of Radiology, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de , Ciudad de, Mexico
5 University of Cartagena, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
6 National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, City, Mexico
7 Univesity of Cartagena, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
8 Department of Neurosurgery, Narayana Medical College Hospital, Chinthareddypalem, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar
Department of Neurosurgery, University of Cartagena. Cartagena
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JPN.JPN_106_17

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Schwannoma originates from the myelin sheath of peripheral nerves. It accounts for about 8% of all intracranial tumors. Commonly, schwannoma is located in the extra-axial locations; intra-axial schwannomas are extremely uncommon. The schwannoma arising from fourth ventricle is extremely uncommon and authors in a detailed PubMed and MEDLINE search could find only seven cases reported in the literature in the form of isolated cases report, who were managed surgically, with only one being a pediatric case. Authors report second case of intra-fourth ventricular schwannoma occurring in the pediatric age group. The hypothesis of intraventricular schwannoma is postulated to be aberrantly placed multipotent cell during embryogenesis and later transforming into Schwann cell and producing schwannoma. Pertinent literature is reviewed along with diagnosis, and management of such rare case is discussed briefly.


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