Anaplastic astrocytoma NOS

Case contributed by Dr Abdallah Al Khateeb


Recurrent headaches and seizures.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

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.

Note: IDH mutation status is not provided in this case and according to the current (2016) WHO classification of CNS tumours, this tumour would, therefore, be designated as an anaplastic astrocytoma NOS.

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Case information

rID: 45613
Published: 2nd Jun 2016
Last edited: 15th Jun 2017
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