Publication
Title
An achilles tendinosis masking an intramedullary astrocytoma
Author
Abstract
We report the case of a 53-year-old male with a right Achilles tendinosis, who complains about a mild gait disorder starting after walking several kilometers. In the following months he develops neurological symptoms. MRI lumbar spine shows an intramedullary tumor at level Th12. A biopsy confirms the diagnosis of an intramedullary astrocytoma. Primary intramedullary tumors are relatively rare. Clinical presentation is often insidious. The authors want to make a point to reconsider a diagnosis in case it does not explain completely the anamnestic or clinical findings. According to the literature there is no optimal approach to the management of these tumors.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of back and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2015
ISSN
1053-8127
Volume/pages
28:3(2015), p. 599-602
ISI
000356810600021
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
Publication type
Subject
Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
Record
Identification
Creation 03.09.2015
Last edited 13.08.2017
To cite this reference