Pilocytic astrocytoma

Case contributed by Dr Hanisalam

Presentation

A 6-year-old girl with an unusual suprasellar tumor, referred for further evaluation.

Patient Data

Age: 6
Gender: Female
Modality: CT
Modality: MRI

Case Discussion

Path proven, pilocytic astrocytoma

Pathology report:

Diagnosis:

BRAIN, SELLAR/SUPRASELLAR TUMOR, RESECTION:

PILOCYTIC ASTROCYTOMA, WHO GRADE I (SEE COMMENT).

Comment:

Although myxoid change is prominent in specimen 1, the other feature of pilomyxoid astrocytoma, i.e. perivascular cellular arrangement is lacking. Also, focal biphasic pattern, perivascular hyalinization and eosinophilic granular bodies are observed.

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Case Information

rID: 10838
Case created: 26th Sep 2010
Last edited: 7th Dec 2015
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