Saudi Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 181--184

Adult desmoplastic medulloblastoma


Abdulrahman H Al Anazi, Ahmed T Hendam, Areej M Al Nemer, Rawan A Al Anazi 
 Department of Neurosurgery, King Fahd Hospital of the University, University of Dammam, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Abdulrahman H Al Anazi
King Fahd Hospital of the University, University of Dammam, Dammam
Saudi Arabia

Medulloblastoma is more common in young age and rare in adult age. Some characteristics that characterize medulloblastoma in adults compared with children: Lateral cerebellar location, heterogeneous signal intensity on magnetic resonance imaging, desmoplastic histological variant and more favorable prognosis. Preoperative diagnosis is important for correct management of these patients. However, because of the low incidence of medulloblastoma in adults, preoperative diagnosis still challenging and prognostic factors and best treatment options are still controversial. We report a case of a 31-year-old male patient who presented with a rare case of posterior fossa medulloblastoma.


How to cite this article:
Al Anazi AH, Hendam AT, Al Nemer AM, Al Anazi RA. Adult desmoplastic medulloblastoma.Saudi J Med Med Sci 2017;5:181-184


How to cite this URL:
Al Anazi AH, Hendam AT, Al Nemer AM, Al Anazi RA. Adult desmoplastic medulloblastoma. Saudi J Med Med Sci [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Sep 26 ];5:181-184
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