Delayed occurrence of cerebellar pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma after supratentorial pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma removal. Case report

R. S. Glasser, A. M. Rojiani, J. P. Mickle, T. A. Eskin

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Abstract

The authors report the case of a 36-year-old woman who underwent gross total resection of a right cerebellar pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma with atypical features. She had undergone surgery 16 years previously for what was thought to be a right frontal glioblastoma multiforme. In retrospect, based on the histopathology and the clinical course, both lesions were considered to represent atypical variants of pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma. This report examines the histological and clinical characteristics of this posterior fossa lesion, which exhibited histologically malignant features but has run a relatively indolent course.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)116-118
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Volume82
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995

Keywords

  • benign glioma
  • delayed occurrence
  • pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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