Anaplastic astrocytoma

Case contributed by Dr Juan José Gómez Muga

Presentation

Subacute cognitive decline. Dizziness.

Patient Data

Age: 65
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

Hypodense left hemispheric lesion with mass effect. Midline shift, sulcal effacement and right lateral ventricle effacement. No enhancement with contrast.

Modality: MRI

Left temporoinsular lesion with mass effect. High signal on T2 and FLAIR sequences. No diffusion restriction. In the lateral margin there is a focal area of enhancement with increased rCBV on perfusion weighted images.

Case Discussion

Stereotactic biopsy was performed. Histology confirmed the diagnosis of anasplastic astrocytoma (WHO grade III).

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Case Information

rID: 48770
Case created: 23rd Oct 2016
Last edited: 24th Oct 2016
Tag: tumor
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