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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 323

Parietal pilomyxoid astrocytoma with recurrence in 10 months: A case report and review of literature

1 Department of Neurosurgery, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India
2 NRI Medical College, Mangalagiri, Andra Pradesh, India
3 Department of Pathology, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India
4 Guntur Medical College, Guntur, Andra Pradesh, India

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Dr. Mohana Rao Patibandla
Department of Neurosurgery, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad
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DOI: 10.4103/1793-5482.145158

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Pilomyxoid astrocytoma (PMA) is a new entity described in WHO 2007 classification of brain tumors. Pilocytic astrocytoma (PA) and PMA share many histopathological features with a few differences in histopathology and behavior of the tumor. This tumor is commonly located in the hypothalamic chiasmatic region. PMA behaves more aggressively than PA, with shorter progression-free survival as well as a higher rate of recurrence and CNS dissemination. We describe a case of PMA in a 10-year-old male involving left parietal lobe presenting with raised ICP features along with the follow-up. Patient was symptom free after 7 months of postoperative and 5½ months of post-radiation. The unusual site and atypical Magnetic resonance imaging features are distinctive in this case report.

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