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Cerebral meningioma presenting as dystonic head tremor
Article first published online: 20 NOV 2013
Copyright © 2013 Movement Disorder Society
Volume 29, Issue 1, page 40, January 2014
How to Cite
Diyora, B., Kukreja, S. and Sharma, A. (2014), Cerebral meningioma presenting as dystonic head tremor. Mov. Disord., 29: 40. doi: 10.1002/mds.25764
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- Issue published online: 23 JAN 2014
- Article first published online: 20 NOV 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 28 OCT 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 7 OCT 2013
- Manuscript Received: 27 MAY 2013
The pre-operative Computed Tomography (CT) scan of the brain (Axial view) of a 50-year-female shows a contrast enhancing lesion (measuring 5×5 cm) in the left sphenoid wing with effacement of the sulci and gyri. It also shows compression of the ipsilateral basal ganglia and midline shift (panels A,C). The post-operative CT scan shows complete excision of the lesion with significant reduction in the mass effect and a near normal midline (panels B,D).
This patient had presented with unilateral headache for the last 2 months and dystonic head tremor (Video 1) for one month. She also had complaints of slow gait, imbalance and resting tremor of the right hand since last one month. She underwent a left frontotemporoparietal craniotomy with complete excision of the tumor. Histopathological examination confirmed the tumor as a transitional meningioma. Post operatively, the headache was completely relieved. The dystonic head tremor increased in the 4th postoperative day and then gradually decreased with complete resolution in 3 weeks (Video 2). Three weeks after the surgery, the hand tremor also subsided completely.
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Video 1: Video showing the dystonic head tremor.
Video 2: Post-operative video showing a complete resolution of the dystonic head tremor.
Author Roles: Authors 1 and 2: Conceived, wrote the manuscript, reviewed and critiqued, and approved the final version. Authors 3: Reviewed and critiqued, and approved the final version.
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