Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
CASE REPORT
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


Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar1, Guru Dutta Satyarthee2, Hector Farid-Escorcia3, Willem Guillermo Calderon-Miranda4, Huber Said Padilla-Zambrano5, Angel Lee6, Alfonso Pacheco-Hernandez7, Amit Agrawal8 
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
Colombia

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.


How to cite this article:
Moscote-Salazar LR, Satyarthee GD, Farid-Escorcia H, Calderon-Miranda WG, Padilla-Zambrano HS, Lee A, Pacheco-Hernandez A, Agrawal A. Intra-fourth ventricular schwannoma in pediatric age group: Report of second case in the Western literature with review of literature.J Pediatr Neurosci 2017;12:371-373


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Moscote-Salazar LR, Satyarthee GD, Farid-Escorcia H, Calderon-Miranda WG, Padilla-Zambrano HS, Lee A, Pacheco-Hernandez A, Agrawal A. Intra-fourth ventricular schwannoma in pediatric age group: Report of second case in the Western literature with review of literature. J Pediatr Neurosci [serial online] 2017 [cited 2022 May 24 ];12:371-373
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