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August 1981

Oligodendroglioma of the Medulla Oblongata in a Neonate

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neurology, Albany Medical College (Drs Koeppen and Cassidy), and the Neurology Service, Ellis Hospital, Schenectady, NY (Dr Cassidy).

Arch Neurol. 1981;38(8):520-523. doi:10.1001/archneur.1981.00510080082013

• A 4-month-old boy had recurrent attacks of apnea before progressive quadriparesis, ocular motility disturbance, and depressed corneal reflexes led to the discovery of a posterior fossa mass. Death occurred postoperatively during prolonged apnea. Necropsy disclosed an oligodendroglioma of the medulla oblongata. A review of this rare neoplasm in the neonatal period is given.

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