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Brain meningioma with initial manifestation similar to cervical radiculopathy: a case report

Authors Huang Y, Hong C, Wu W, Li K, Chou L

Received 17 March 2014

Accepted for publication 22 April 2014

Published 25 June 2014 Volume 2014:10 Pages 1175—1181


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Yu-Hsuan Huang,1,* Chang-Zern Hong,2,* Wei-Ting Wu,1 Kun-Ta Li,3 Li-Wei Chou1,4

¹Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, China Medical University Hospital, 2Department of Physical Therapy, Hungkuang University, 3Department of Emergency Medicine, China Medical University Hospital, 4School of Chinese Medicine, College of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan

*These authors contributed equally to this work

Abstract: Meningiomas are the most common benign brain tumors, and are characterized by slow growth and a long asymptomatic period. Once the tumor becomes symptomatic, the various presentations may be related to the location and compression of adjacent structures. Meningioma is primarily treated through surgical intervention, and thus earlier diagnosis is likely to result in better prognosis. The symptoms of the meningioma may mimic other diseases, making precise diagnosis difficult, which will then delay treatment. We report a case of brain meningioma that showed initial signs and symptoms similar to cervical radiculopathy. The symptoms extended gradually, and the ultimate diagnosis of meningioma was confirmed based on brain-image studies. After brain-tumor excision, postoperation radiotherapy, and aggressive rehabilitation, the patient was able to perform better in daily activities.

Keywords: hemiplegia, menigioma, paresthesia, radiculopathy, rehabilitation

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