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Hakim Irfan Showkat*
Sheikh Ajaz Aziz
Basharat Mujtaba
Jan Mohammad
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Gul Mohammad Bhat
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Journal of Cancer and Clinical Oncology

Metastatic medulloblastoma in a young male with abdominal, mediastinal, and bone marrow infiltration: A case report

Hakim Irfan Showkat*, Gul Mohammad Bhat, Jan Mohammad, Sheikh Ajaz Aziz, Arif Hussain Sarmast and Basharat Mujtaba

Accepted 7 July, 2014.

Citation: Showkat HI, Bhat GM, Mohmad HM, Sheikh AA, Arif HS, Mujtaba B (2014). Metastatic medulloblastoma in a young male with abdominal, mediastinal and bone marrow infiltration: A case report. Journal of Cancer and Clinical Oncology 1(2): 008-010.

Copyright: © 2014 Showkat et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are cited.

Abstract

Medulloblastoma is much less common in adults, accounting for less than 1% of all primary CNS tumors, with an incidence peak between the ages of 30 and 40 years. The tendency to grow within the cerebellum, especially in the vermis, may explain the shortness of clinical symptoms, typically fewer than 3 months. Extraneuraxial metastases are infrequent, and the bone seems to be the preferred site because the neurosurgery allows neoplastic cells access to the vascular system, followed by peripheral spreading. The ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) device, inserted to avoid increasing intracranial pressure often associated with the primary neoplasm, can be a potential path of abdominal dissemination. We present a case of metastatic medulloblastoma in a young male.

Key words: Medulloblastoma, hydrocephalus, ventriculoperitoneal shunt, metastases.

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