Chronic dysphagia, vomiting and gastroesophageal reflux as manifestations of a brain stem glioma: A case report

Yitzchak Frank, Shepard B. Schwartz, Nancy E. Epstein, H. Richard Beresford

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Abstract

Brain stem glioma is the third most common childhood brain tumor, comprising 10-15% of this group of neoplasms. Typical presenting symptoms include ataxia, diplopia and headache, while signs of increased intracranial pressure occur later in the clinical course. Although prolonged failure to thrive, characterized by cachexia and vomiting arc rare manifestations of brain stem lesions, in this study we report a 9.5-year-old boy with failure to thrive since infancy which remitted after excision of a brain stem astrocytoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-268
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Neurosurgery
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Brain siem glioma
  • Childhood
  • Failure to thrive

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