Suprasellar optic pathway pilocytic astrocytoma

Case contributed by Dr Vinay Shah


Visual disturbance, dim vision. Previously operated pilocytic astrocytoma WHO grade I; opticochiasmatic.

Patient Data

Age: 7 years old
Gender: Male

Fairly defined intensely enhancing lesion is seen in the suprasellar region, which involves optic chiasma. Small cystic area seen in the inferior aspect of lesion. Superiorly, the lesion is extending into third ventricle. 

Post operative and post VP shunt status. 

Case Discussion

 Operated case of pilocytic astrocytoma WHO grade I; opticochiasmatic. 

These imaging findings represents residual suprasellar pilocytic astrocytoma.  

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Case information

rID: 20318
Published: 12th Nov 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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