Pregnant Patient Presenting with Syncope and a Medulloblastoma: A Case Report.
New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of NYIT, Old Westbury, NY, USA
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*Corresponding Author: Mark Ishak, mishak[at]nyit.edu
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
Ishak M. Pregnant Patient Presenting with Syncope and a Medulloblastoma: A Case Report. Medical Student Research Journal. 2011;1(Spring):5-7.
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