Intraventricular dissemination of the pilocytic astrocytomas in an adult

Vijay P. Joshi, Ashwin Valsangkar, Satish Nivargi, Anish Dekhne, Amit Agrawal
2020 Romanian Neurosurgery  
Pilocytic astrocytoma (PA) is a subset of gliomas characterized by a benign course with an excellent prognosis and rarely metastasizing or spreading along the neuraxis. We report a case of a 56-year female with intraventricular dissemination of pilocytic astrocytoma in an adult and discuss the clinical significance diagnosis and management including the peculiar pattern of dissemination of the pilocytic astrocytoma. The course of the disseminated disease may not be as good as that of patients
more » ... th localized recurrence or totally resected primary disease and can vary from rapid progression to prolonged stabilization.
doi:10.33962/roneuro-2020-048 fatcat:seywvirghfbldctri3cogagprm