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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 248-250

Chiasmatic pilocytic astrocytoma in childhood with leptomeningeal dissemination at recurrence: A case report and review of literature


Department of Radiotherapy, Sanjay Gandhi Post-graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Tamojit Chaudhuri
Department of Radiotherapy, Sanjay Gandhi Post-graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-0513.106294

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Pilocytic astrocytoma is a benign variety of gliomas, which rarely spreads along the neuraxis. Leptomeningeal dissemination of pilocytic astrocytoma in children, either at the time of initial presentation or at recurrence, is a rare event. We report a case of chiasmatic pilocytic astrocytoma in a 4-year-old child with leptomeningeal dissemination at recurrence. A review of the literature is done regarding dissemination patterns, clinical picture, treatment, and outcome of pilocytic astrocytoma with leptomeningeal dissemination.


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