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Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 748601, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/748601
Case Report

A Rare Case of Adult Medulloblastoma with Spinal Metastasis

1Department of Neurosurgery, Hôpital des Spécialités, Rabat, Morocco
2Department of Pathology, Hôpital des Spécialités, Rabat, Morocco

Received 11 July 2012; Accepted 2 September 2012

Academic Editors: A. Fasano and M. Turgut

Copyright © 2012 K. Quenum et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Medulloblastoma is a relatively common malignant brain tumor of childhood and relatively rare in adulthood, with a propensity for neuraxial spread via cerebrospinal fluid pathways. Osseous extraneural metastasis is uncommon and when it happens, radiologic findings are of sclerotic (60%), lytic (35%), and mixed patterns (5%) (Algra et al. (1992)). In this paper, we present a case of medulloblastoma metastiaszing to the lumbar spine and describe the magnetic resonance appearance, with emphasis on the image findings mimicking spondylodiscitis.