Winter 2011 – Pregnant Patient Presenting with Syncope and a Medulloblastoma: A Case Report

Pregnant Patient Presenting with Syncope and a Medulloblastoma: A Case Report.

Mark Ishak.

Author Affiliations:
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of NYIT, Old Westbury, NY, USA
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*Corresponding Author: Mark Ishak, mishak[at]

Key Words: Adult medulloblastoma; pregnant; syncope.
Medulloblastoma is a primary cerebellar tumor seen most commonly in the pediatric population. In adults, it represents about 1% of cancer found in the central nervous system. In adult medulloblastoma, only one third of cases occur in women and even less in pregnant women. This case describes a 34-year-old pregnant woman who presented to the emergency department with the syncope, which was found to be secondary to a medulloblastoma.
Published: June 25, 2011

Senior Editor: Steven Plato

Junior Editor: David Hobbs


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Kevin Patterson

Executive Editor
Kevin Charles Patterson is a fourth year medical student at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine. He is in his eighth year at MSU after graduating with a B.S. in Human Biology and a B.S. in Microbiology, both in 2010. He is considering a career in internal medicine with a combined scientist training program in residency; after residency, his plans include the possibility of a fellowship and the ultimate goal of practicing academic medicine. Editor Note (2013-14): Kevin graduated, matched, and is a resident in Internal Medicine at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.