Co-occurrence of brain tumours and demyelination of the central nervous system: coincidence or interrelation?

Department of Neurology, University Hospital of Patras, Patras, Greece.
European Journal of Cancer Care (Impact Factor: 1.56). 10/2008; 17(6):616-8. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2354.2008.00930.x
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The co-occurrence of a brain tumour and demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS) constitutes a rare clinical entity. We herein report the incidence of meningioma and CNS non-specific demyelination in a patient with a 6-year history of operated brain tumour (meningioma). Our case bolsters the argument that in at least some cases, the occurrence of a brain tumour could predispose to CNS non-specific demyelination.

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