Loss of hearing (right ear)
Neck pain and stiffness
Trouble swallowing liquids
Shortness of breath
Internal Fever sensation behind the eyes
Double vision when staring to the right
Numbness in extremities
Weakness on left leg and arm
Pressure in head
There is diffuse signal abnormality centered in the right side the pons and extending into the medulla with increased signal on the T2 sequence and decreased on the T1 sequence.
There is mild expansion of the pons with mild mass effect on the fourth ventricle. There is no hydrocephalus. This lesion measures 3.8 cm transverse x 3.1 cm AP x 5.4 craniocaudal. Superiorly there is extension to the right cerebral peduncle. Inferiorly there is extension into the spinal cord. There is no associated enhancement or hyperperfusion. Findings are concerning for infiltrative low-grade glioma.
There are no extra-axial fluid collections. The craniocervical junction is within normal limits. Diffusion weighted imaging demonstrates no evidence for acute infarction. The flow voids
at the skull base are unremarkable.
27 Radiation sessions
45 Days straight of Oral Chemotherapy
After 45 Days, 5 day monthly cycles for a period of 18 months
I started noticing the first symptoms back in December 2015 but since they presented themselves at different times and were so random I never though anything of it.
On April 13th, 2016 I had already started experiencing double vision and I brought it up to my optometrist’s attention on my regular yearly check-up. She did all the tests she could possibly think of and found nothing wrong, so she referred me to the Neuro Ophthalmologist who after doing an extensive physical examination found nothing wrong so decided to send me for a battery of test and a brain MRI.
Brain MRI was done May 27th, 2016 @ 12:54pm and a few hours later I found out I had a brain tumor.
Low-grade infiltrative glioma involving the
brain stem centered in the right side of the pons and medulla. C71.9
Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma - Adult DIPG