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Author Santhosh, K. ♦ Kesavadas, C. ♦ Radhakrishnan, V. V. ♦ Abraham, M. ♦ Gupta, A. K.
Source Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
Content type Text
Publisher Journal of Neuroradiology
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Diseases
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Diagnosis ♦ Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment
Subject Keyword Radiology
Abstract This is a report of a case of multifocal desmoplastic astrocytoma in an 11-year-old child in which we describe the MRI findings and discuss the possible mechanism of its development. The MRI appearances in our case support the view that the tumor is primarily of teptomeningeal or superficial cortical origin, with cystic formation secondary to entrapment of cerebrospinal fluid. The question of whether or not the lesions are metastases or metachronous lesions is also discussed. Desmoplastic astrocytoma at a noninfantile age is extremely rare: only four cases have been reported in the literature so far. Even more unusual is the presence of this lesion in multiple locations at the initial presentation. (C) 2008 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Educational Framework Medical Council of India (MCI)
Volume Number 35
Issue Number 5
Page Count 6
Starting Page 286
Ending Page 291