Monday, January 27, 2014

Posterior 3rd Ventricle Tumor

A boy aged six presented with episodes of headache and vomiting for about 1 year.

He was drowsy and could not turn his eyes upwards.

MRI of brain revealed a tumor towards the back of the third ventricle (the water system of the brain) with moderate hydrocephalus (dilatation of the water system of the brain).

The tumor was removed by microsurgical technique from the back of the head.

The size of the ventricles of the brain decreased towards normal after surgery.

The patient too improved after surgery and was ambulatory at discharge from hospital.

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