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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 42-44

Foramen magnum syndrome from a tumor in a neurofibromatosis type 1 patient


1 Department of Medicine, Neurology Unit, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria
2 Department of Dermatology Unit, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria
3 Department of Rheumatology Unit, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria

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Lukman Femi Owolabi
Department of Medicine, Neurology Unit, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Bayero University, P.M.B 3452, Kano
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/0331-3131.141029

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Foramen magnum tumors are rare in neurofibromatosis type 1. They may present with bizarre symptoms and may mimic many neurological conditions. We report a case of foramen magnum syndrome secondary to tumor misdiagnosed as cervical spine tuberculosis.


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