[A case of medullomyoblastoma]

No Shinkei Geka. 2011 Nov;39(11):1073-7.
[Article in Japanese]


Medullomyoblastoma is a rare histologic variant of medulloblastoma. We report a case of medullomyoblastoma occurring in the cerebellar vermis. A 12-year-old girl presented with a 3-month history of headache, nausea, vomiting and unsteadiness of gait. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a mass lesion in the cerebellar vermis. A suboccipital craniectomy was perfomed to remove a tumor. Immunohistochemical studies confirmed the presence of both a primitive neuroectodermal component and rhabdomyoblastic differentiation, consistent with the diagnosis of medullomyoblastoma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cerebellar Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Cerebellar Neoplasms / surgery
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Medulloblastoma / pathology*
  • Medulloblastoma / surgery