Multiple Spinal Metastases from a Malignant Paraganglioma
Chrystal Calderon, MBBS, MRCS, Alberto Perez Villafuerte, Arianne Lalla, MBBS and Sandeep Maharajh, MBBS
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: September 16, 2020
A malignant paraganglioma is a rare form of cancer that depicts varying symptomatology on presentation. This case serves to highlight an aggressive form of the disease, with considerable metastasis to the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. This case was reliant on histopathological analysis to confirm the diagnosis. A 34-year-old male of Afro-Caribbean descent presented with a 1-month history of shortness of breath, body pains and lower limb weakness. On investigation for a pulmonary embolus,...
Reconstruction of Cranial Defect With Individualized PEEK Implant: Case Report
Cristopher Mayer O, Tomás Donoso H, Roberto García B, Claudio Huentequeo M and Francisco Pampin L
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: August 12, 2020
Cranioplasty has numerous indications, and its main objective is to support the underlying noble structures, along with restoring shape and aesthetics. The treatment of choice is controversial, and is mainly related to the type of material to be used. There were no complications in the perioperative period, nor were there rejection reactions, infection or exposure of the implant in the postoperative period, with satisfactory aesthetic (improvement of the cranial contour) and functional results d...
Pleomorphic Xanthoastrocytoma Presenting as Long-Term Complex Focal Epilepsy of the Frontal Lobe: Case Report
Velázquez Domínguez Héctor Eduardo, Guerrero Jazo Francisco Javier, Velázquez Santana Héctor, Pozos Ochoa Luis Iván, López Rodríguez Christopher Josué, Salcedo Hernández Missael de Jesús and Fraga González Rodrigo
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: July 27, 2020
Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (PXA) is a rare tumor with favorable prognosis, classified as grade II in the World Health Organization (WHO) and accounts for less than 1% of all astrocytic neoplasm. It is commonly found in childhood and young adults. This tumor has been described as part of the spectrum of Long-Term Epilepsy Associated Tumors (LEAT). The most common location is supratentorial, involving predominantly the temporal lobe. Here we present the case of a 6-year-old female with long-ter...