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This article describes an unusual presentation of disseminated oligodendroglial-like leptomeningeal tumour. A previously healthy 23-year-old Caucasian woman presented with headache, photophobia and recurrent seizures. Initial investigations were suggestive of subarachnoid haemorrhage. Her symptoms deteriorated rapidly and within weeks she developed complete blindness and diffuse sensory ataxia. The aim of this article is to increase awareness of this rare disease, especially in patients who present with acute, rapidly progressive neurological symptoms with signs of acute or chronic central nervous system bleeding.

Original publication

DOI

10.1177/1971400918793530

Type

Report

Publication Date

02/2019

Pages

53 - 56

Keywords

Diffuse leptomeningeal glioneuronal tumour, disseminated oligodendroglial-like leptomeningeal tumour, oligodendrogliomatosis, subarachnoid haemorrhage, Diagnosis, Differential, Female, Humans, Meningeal Neoplasms, Meningioma, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Young Adult