Astrocytoma - WHO grade II

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Followup of known abnormality.

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Male
Modality: MRI

A large left temporal lobe mass with high T2 and areas which attenuate on FLAIR is seen. There is no enhancement. No restricted diffusion except perhaps for a rim of compressed brain. 

Case Discussion

Features are typical of a diffuse low grade glioma. Areas of central FLAIR attenuation raise the possibility of a protoplasmic subtype

Unfortunately exact histology is unavailable, although the mass was confirmed to be a low grade astrocytoma (WHO grade II).

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Case Information

rID: 16801
Case created: 21st Feb 2012
Last edited: 27th Oct 2015
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