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Optic-chiasmatic pilocytic astrocytoma

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Known brain tumor. Now increasing facial weakness.

Patient Data

Age: 6 months
Gender: Male

Very large mixed density mass with peripheral calcification in the suprasellar cistern eroding the dorsum sellae, compressing the hypothalamus, midbrain and third ventricle, obstructing the foramina of Monro (drained on the right). Associated large middle cranial fossae arachnoid cysts.

Case Discussion

Appearances are typical for this condition but there is a differential diagnosis of craniopharyngioma

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Case information

rID: 30263
Published: 30th Jul 2014
Last edited: 23rd Nov 2019
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