Saudi Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 46--48

Low-grade dorsal spinal cord astrocytoma presented with paraplegia following minor trauma


Bander F Al-Dhafery, Abdullah S Al-Mulhim, Hossain A. A. Alola 
 Department of Radiology, King Fahd Hospital of the University, University of Dammam, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Bander F Al-Dhafery
Department of Radiology, Vascular Interventional Radiologist, King Fahd Hospital of the University, University of Dammam, P.O. Box 40053, Al-Khobar 31952
Saudi Arabia

Although they constitute about one third of spinal cord glial neoplasms, low-grade astrocytomas can present variably. Post-traumatic neurologic dysfunction due to low-grade spinal cord gliomas is an uncommon event. The authors report a case of paraplegia following minor traumatic event in an 18-month-old boy where subsequent imaging was directed to exclude intracranial hemorrhage. Upon further investigations which included spine-computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, a hemorrhagic intraspinal neoplasm was discovered and confirmed to be a low-grade astrocytoma. This case illustrates an instance of significant neurological deficit caused by intratumeral hemorrhage and swelling.


How to cite this article:
Al-Dhafery BF, Al-Mulhim AS, Alola HA. Low-grade dorsal spinal cord astrocytoma presented with paraplegia following minor trauma.Saudi J Med Med Sci 2014;2:46-48


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Al-Dhafery BF, Al-Mulhim AS, Alola HA. Low-grade dorsal spinal cord astrocytoma presented with paraplegia following minor trauma. Saudi J Med Med Sci [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Mar 5 ];2:46-48
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