Case 41-1974: Spinal-Cord Compression Associated with a Tumor in the Pineal Region

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Presentation of Case First admission. A 12-year-old girl was admitted to the hospital because of meningitis. Growth had ceased at the age of nine years, and no secondary sex characteristics had developed. During the six months before admission she experienced cold intolerance, urinary frequency, nocturia and polydipsia. Three days before admission she became listless, febrile and disoriented, and stiffness of the neck developed. She was referred to this hospital. The temperature was 37.7°C, the pulse 125, and the respirations 22. The blood pressure was 105/80 mm Hg. The height was 130 cm, and the weight 23.4 kg (both less.  . . © 1974, Massachusetts Medical Society. All rights reserved.

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Cited Authors

  • Cabot, RC; Scully, RE; Mcneely, BU; Barlow, CF; Richardson, EP; Robboy, SJ

Published Date

  • October 17, 1974

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 291 / 16

Start / End Page

  • 837 - 843

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1533-4406

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0028-4793

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1056/NEJM197410172911610

Citation Source

  • Scopus