Paraganglioma of the filum terminale: Case report and literature review

Ely Ashkenazi, Stephen T. Onesti, Abraham Kader, Josefina F. Llena

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A rare case of a paraganglioma of the filum terminale is reported. The patient presented with headache and papilledema. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated enlarged ventricles of the brain and a well-demarcated intradural spine tumor. After resection of the tumor, the papilledema and headaches resolved, and the ventricles returned to normal size. Pathologic examination revealed a paraganglioma of the filum terminale. We present this rare case and review the literature of spinal paragangliomas as well as the association of spinal tumors with hydrocephalus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)540-542
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Spinal Disorders
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Filum terminale
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Papilledema
  • Paraganglioma
  • Spinal cord tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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