Neuro-otology symptoms as the early sign in pediatric patient with a pineal gland tumor: a case report

Aan Dwi Prasetio, Putri Irsalina, Wardah Rahmatul Islamiyah, Djohan Ardiansyah

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Abstract

Patients with pineal tumors are often asymptomatic and the symptoms depend on the location of the mass. In fact, around 3%-8% of pediatric brain tumor cases are pineal tumors. Children with pineal tumors may present with dizziness and vertigo as early signs. These symptoms are common conditions among 5-15 years old children and could probably lead to misdiagnoses. We present a case of 14-year-old who came to the emergency room of DR. Soetomo Hospital Surabaya with neurotologic symptoms. After a series of radiographic and laboratory examinations, he was diagnosed with germinoma. A ventriculoperitoneal shunt was performed in the emergency room and intravenous dexamethasone was administered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3051-3054
Number of pages4
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Volume17
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2022

Keywords

  • Central origin vertigo
  • Children
  • Dizziness
  • Pineal gland tumors

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