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2020 Sep

No Shinkei Geka



[Diffuse Leptomeningeal Glioneuronal Tumor with Subarachnoid Hemorrhage:A Case Report].


Igarashi K, Kawanami K, Yamaki T, Matsuda K-I, Komori T, Sonoda Y
No Shinkei Geka. 2020 Sep; 48(9):801-808.
PMID: 32938808.


Diffuse leptomeningeal glioneuronal tumor(DLGNT)is a rare primary neoplasm of the central nervous system, and is a condition that is newly listed in the 2016 World Health Organization(WHO)classification of tumors of the central nervous system. We report an adult case of DLGNT that was characteristically merged with subarachnoid hemorrhage. A 46-year-old woman reported persistent dizziness upon walking. MRI of the brain revealed a diffuse, infiltrating lesion with high intensity on FLAIR around the cerebellopontine angle to the lateral ventricle and in the leptomeninges of the spinal cord. The lesion on the cerebellopontine angle showed high intensity on T1 weighted images with contrast enhancement. Since diffuse glioma and meningeal carcinomatosis were suspected, we performed an endoscopic biopsy for the lesion in the right lateral ventricle. Although the tumor was tentatively diagnosed as WHO grade II diffuse astrocytoma, a definitive diagnosis could not be obtained. One month after surgery, the patient presented with acute headache and dizziness. CT showed subarachnoid hemorrhage in the cerebellopontine angle. To decompress the intracranial pressure and prevent re-bleeding, and to obtain enough tissue samples for definitive diagnosis, we removed the enhanced lesion and hematoma at the cerebellopontine angle. Tumor tissue was composed of oligodendroglial-like cells and was positive for GFAP, Olig2, synaptophysin, and S100 protein, although it was negative for IDH1<sup>R132H</sup>. Fluorescent <i>in situ</i> hybridization showed <i>KIAA1566-BRAF</i> fusion; however, neither 1p loss nor 1p19q co-deletion was observed. Together with histological and radiological findings, the tumor was ultimately diagnosed as DLGNT. The patient received maintenance chemotherapy with temozolomide, and the tumor was stable at 18 months after surgery.