Pilocytic astrocytoma

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

MRI brain

A heterogeneous mass is present within the trigone of the left lateral ventricle with areas of cystic change, enhancement and haemorrhage / calcification. There is some adjacent oedema in the parenchyma. 

Case Discussion

The patient went on to have a resection and histology confirmed the diagnosis of a pilocytic astrocytoma. 

Although pilocytic astrocytomas are usually thought of in the context of posterior fossa masses in children they can present in adults and ventricles are a recognised location for these tumours. 

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Case information

rID: 7787
Published: 7th Dec 2009
Last edited: 20th Mar 2018
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