Volume 21, Issue 2 (Scientific Journal of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences-Summer 2014)                   Avicenna J Clin Med 2014, 21(2): 167-170 | Back to browse issues page

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Khazaei M, Rezaei A A, Sabori T, Raeisi E. Hydrocephalus and Pressure on Brain Stem Cause Death in Patients with Neurofibromatosis Type 2. Avicenna J Clin Med. 2014; 21 (2) :167-170
URL: http://sjh.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-97-en.html
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences & Health Services, Hamadan, Iran. , mkhazaei59@gmail.com
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Introduction: Neurofibromatosis type 2 is an inherited autosomal dominant syndrome, charac-terized by multiple neoplasms of the central and peripheral nervous system associated with ocular abnormalities. The most common tumor associated with the disease is the vestibulo-cochlear and in later stages are meningioma and other brain tumors.

Case Report: The patient was a 35 year old woman admitted to the Farshchian hospital in Hamadan due to unconciousness and respiratory distress She had sensorineural hearing loss and inability to see due to decrease visulal acuity. In addition, due to lower extremity paresis she has been unable to walk and wheelchair-dependent for many years. Brain CT scan and MRI showed multiple tumors in the posterior fossa causing obstructive hydrocephalus even-tually caused the patient's death .

Conclusion: Brain tumors, especially in the posterior fossa can cause death in Neurofibroma-tosis type 2. Early surgery can be life saving.

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