Turkish Neurosurgery
Supratentorial embryonal tumors in elderly: diagnostic pitfalls and clinical prognosis
Pierluigi Granaroli1, Federica Novegno1, Tommaso Lunardi2, Pierpaolo Lunardi1
1Policlinico Tor Vergata, Medical School, Neurosurgery, Rome,
2Ospedale San Paolo, Radiology, Rome,
DOI: 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.21006-17.1

Supratentorial embryonal tumours are very rare malignant tumours of neuroectodermal origin, characterized by an aggressive clinical behavior. They occur prevalently in children. They have been sporadically described in adults and represent an even rarer occurrence in elderly patients, raising many issues on the diagnostic pitfalls and their appropriate management. We present an unusual case of embryonal tumor in a 62-year-old man who presented with speech disorder, left IIIrd and Vth cranial nerves partial deficit secondary to a left temporo-insular embryonal tumour: clinico-radiological features, histopathological insights, therapeutic options and results are discussed along with a review of the most relevant literature, addressing the specific issue of differential diagnosis and the expected results in the elderly population

Corresponding author : Federica Novegno