Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma

Case contributed by Dr Vikash Kumar Gupta


Presented with focal seizures. Had earlier episode of seizures in childhood.

Patient Data

Age: 14 years
Gender: Male

Relatively well-marginated mass lesion in right temporo-parietal lobe showing heterogeneously hyperintense signal on T2W images with hypo to intermediate signal on T1W images. 

Case Discussion


This case did not show typical MR features of PXAs, and therefore we gave the differential of ganglioglioma and DNET as well. Histopathological examination together with immunohistochemistry confirmed pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma.

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Case information

rID: 51175
Published: 3rd Apr 2017
Last edited: 18th May 2017
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