ABSTRACT: Atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor of the central nervous system is a highly malignant neoplasm in infants and young children. We report a 6 year-old girl with atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor. Based on cerebrospinal fluid examination MRI scan and family history of tuberculosis; we diagnosed tuberculous meningitis. There was inadequate response to the antituberculosis therapy; so we performed stereotactic brain biopsy. Pathologic result revealed high grade atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor.
Indian pediatrics 05/2008; 45(4):325-6. · 1.05 Impact Factor