Anaplastic astrocytoma

Case contributed by Dr Abdallah Khateeb

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Recurrent headaches and seizures.

Patient Data

Age: 38 years old
Gender: Female
Modality: MRI

A well defined CSF intensity ovoid lesion at the right frontal lobe with extensive surrounding edema. The lesion shows faint peripheral enhancement, however, the dural coverings of the lobe show linear enhancement.

Significant mass effect with midline shifting and subfalcine herniation.

Case Discussion

The patient underwent surgery.

Diagnosis: Anaplastic astrocytoma, WHO grade III.
 

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Case Information

rID: 45613
Case created: 31st May 2016
Last edited: 2nd Jun 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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