Pilocytic astrocytoma

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

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Patient Data

Age: 10
Gender: Male
MRI

A cystic lesion with an eccentric mural nodule is centred on the internal capsule on the right, with surrounding minor vasogenic oedema. 

Case Discussion

This patient went on to have a biopsy which confirmed the diagnosis of a pilocytic astrocytoma.  And went on to receive radiotherapy. On follow-up gradual regrowth over next 10 years has been shown. 

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Case information

rID: 28188
Case created: 14th Mar 2014
Last edited: 28th Oct 2015
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