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Pilomyxoid astrocytoma in an adult woman: Case report

By Adam H Kibola, Shearwood McClelland III, Joseph Hlavin and Jonathan A Friedman

Abstract

Pilomyxoid astrocytoma (PMA) is a recently classified WHO grade II astrocytoma that is histologically similar to pilocytic astrocytoma (PA). Both tumors typically present in childhood, but PMA is more aggressive with higher rates of recurrence and cerebrospinal fluid dissemination. Currently, there is no standardized treatment protocol for PMA although this will change with increased awareness of this disease entity within the neurosurgical community. We present a 22-year-old patient with a left frontal lobe PMA manifesting with atypical radiographic findings. This is the first reported case of PMA in an adult woman

Topics: Adult woman, pilocytic astrocytoma, pilomyxoid astrocytoma, supratentorial location, Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology. Including cancer and carcinogens, RC254-282
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
Year: 2015
DOI identifier: 10.4103/0973-1482.138102
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:e2a8e2f83a8d471c8e8549fcd5f39c10
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