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Intraspinal intradural nodular fasciitis mimicking glioblastoma metastasis: a case report

Carl Moritz Zipser, Lars Füllbier, Rudi Beschorner, Hans Bösmüller, Ulf Ziemann, Marcos Soares Tatagiba, Ghazaleh Tabatabai, Benjamin Bender, Felix Behling

Folia Neuropathol 2018; 56 (1): 75-79
Online publish date: 2018/03/28
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We report the case of a 78-year-old male patient suffering from right temporal glioblastoma with radiographic meningeal tumor spread. During the further course of the disease he developed a rapidly progressive paraplegia. An magnetic resonance imaging scan showed a contrast enhancing an intraspinal intradural lesion with compression of the myelon on segment Th 8/9. With a high suspicion of a spinal metastasis of the known glioblastoma, emergency spinal decompression and resection of the intradural mass was performed. However, histopathological evaluation revealed nodular fasciitis without any signs of glial origin.

glioblastoma, spinal metastasis, nodular fasciitis, acute paraplegia, myelon compression

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