Fourth Ventricular Ependymoma in a Child with Duane Retraction Syndrome

Michael C. Brodsky, Frederick A. Boop

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A child with unilateral Duane retraction syndrome developed signs and symptoms of increased intracranial pressure at 3½ years of age. Neuroimaging disclosed a fourth ventricular ependymoma compressing but not invading the floor of the fourth ventricle. The coexistence of Duane syndrome and fourth ventricular ependymoma in a young child raises the possibility that both conditions could have resulted from a mutational event or focus of cellular disorganization (i.e. field defect) localized to the dorsal pons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-159
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Neurosurgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997


  • Duane retraction syndrome
  • Ependymoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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