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October 1974

Congenital Sarcoma of the Brain: Diagnosis During the Neonatal Period

Author Affiliations

From the departments of neurology (Dr. Crosley), radiology (Dr. Mishkin), and pathologic anatomy (Dr. Rorke), Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Am J Dis Child. 1974;128(4):523-526. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1974.02110290093017

Brain tumors in the neonatal period most commonly appear as hydrocephalus without substantial localizing signs. Ventriculography and pneumoencephalography can detect the presence of a mass lesion even at this age. A neonate had a mass lesion that was shown by air ventriculography to be obstructing the aqueduct of Sylvius. This proved to be a polymorphic sarcoma. This case represents, to our knowledge, the second such congenital tumor to be reported.

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