Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma of the cerebellum: illustrated review
Source: Acta Neurochirurgica, Volume 146, Number 11, November 2004 , pp. 1241-1244(4)
Abstract:Although rarely, the usually benign, supratentorial, grade II astrocytic tumour pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (PXA) may arise from the cerebellum. A review of the published cases of these PXAs is made including the author’s own case of a 40 years-old man with a right cerebellopontine angle tumour, which recurred after a gross total resection.
The major clinical and histopathological features of cerebellar PXAs are discussed, and factors playing a role in their biological behaviour, like post-surgical medical treatment, genetics and extent of leptomeningeal seeding are stressed.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Laboratory of Neuropathology, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Hospital de Santa Maria, Lisboa, Portugal, 2: Neurosurgery Department, Hospital de Santa Maria, Lisboa, Portugal, 3: Neuroradiology Department, Hospital de Santa Maria, Lisboa, Portugal,
Publication date: 2004-11-01