Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 230--233

A rare case of white pearls in brainstem


Dipanker Singh Mankotia1, Vivek Tandon1, Hardik Sardana1, Madhu Rajeshwari2, Vaishali Suri2, Bhawani Shankar Sharma1 
1 Department of Neurosurgery, All Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Neuropathology, All Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Vivek Tandon
Room No. 720, 7th Floor, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
India

Intrinsic brainstem epidermoid is extremely rare, and only 14 cases have been reported. Authors report a classic case of brainstem epidermoid in a 14-year-old male child presenting with symptoms of brainstem involvement. The child underwent a successful surgical excision. The lesion was intrinsic and caused diagnostic dilemma based on conventional radiological images. Based on our experience in this case and a thorough review of literature, we are of the opinion that diffusion-weighted images are very important in establishing the diagnosis. Such lesions are challenging and attempt to remove adherent tumor capsule may produce additional neurological deficits.


How to cite this article:
Mankotia DS, Tandon V, Sardana H, Rajeshwari M, Suri V, Sharma BS. A rare case of white pearls in brainstem.J Pediatr Neurosci 2016;11:230-233


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Mankotia DS, Tandon V, Sardana H, Rajeshwari M, Suri V, Sharma BS. A rare case of white pearls in brainstem. J Pediatr Neurosci [serial online] 2016 [cited 2021 May 15 ];11:230-233
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