Pilocytic astrocytoma

Case contributed by Dr Vishwanath Reddy

Patient Data

Age: 16 years
Gender: Male
MRI

Well defined cystic mass lesion with mural modularity is seen involving the left parietooccipital lobe. Marked enhancement of the mural nodule is seen post gadolinium administration.

Case Discussion

Biopsy turned out to be pilocytic astrocytoma.

Although pilocytic astrocytomas are seen most commonly involving cerebellar hemispheres in children, they can also rarely involve cerebral hemispheres as seen in this case.

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Case information

rID: 30630
Case created: 23rd Aug 2014
Last edited: 13th Mar 2016
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