Adenoid cystic carcinoma with striking intracranial extension: A case report

Tomoyasu Abe, Akihiko Kondo, Masakazu Suga, Norio Sunami, Yuji Yamamoto

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Abstract

We report a case of intracranial adenoid cystic carcinoma in the middle cranial fossa. A 40-year-old woman had noticed a tumor in the left external auditory canal 8 years previously. It was totally resected at that time. Histologically, the tumor was diagnosed as an adenoid cystic carcinoma. Recently the patient presented with loss of consciousness, suffering from mild recent-memory disturbance. Neurological examination revealed no other abnormalities. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated an enhanced solid mass with a multicystic component in the left temporal lobe. She underwent subtotal removal of the tumor. It was well-demarcated, and was confirmed to be adhesive to the dura matter of the middle cranial fossa. Histology of the tumor was the same as it was 8 years ago. She was discharged from our hospital without neurological deficits. Two months after surgery, gamma knife radiosurgery was performed against the residual tumor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)851-856
Number of pages6
JournalNeurological Surgery
Volume32
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
Middle Cranial Fossa
Neoplasms
Ear Canal
Unconsciousness
Radiosurgery
Neurologic Examination
Residual Neoplasm
Temporal Lobe
Adhesives
Histology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Keywords

  • Adenoid cystic carcinoma
  • Brain metastasis
  • Middle cranial fossa

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  • Clinical Neurology

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Adenoid cystic carcinoma with striking intracranial extension : A case report. / Abe, Tomoyasu; Kondo, Akihiko; Suga, Masakazu; Sunami, Norio; Yamamoto, Yuji.

In: Neurological Surgery, Vol. 32, No. 8, 08.2004, p. 851-856.

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Abe, T, Kondo, A, Suga, M, Sunami, N & Yamamoto, Y 2004, 'Adenoid cystic carcinoma with striking intracranial extension: A case report', Neurological Surgery, vol. 32, no. 8, pp. 851-856.
Abe, Tomoyasu ; Kondo, Akihiko ; Suga, Masakazu ; Sunami, Norio ; Yamamoto, Yuji. / Adenoid cystic carcinoma with striking intracranial extension : A case report. In: Neurological Surgery. 2004 ; Vol. 32, No. 8. pp. 851-856.
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