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Case 9 - Piliocystic Astrocytoma

A 37 year-old man presented with a headaches and gait instability.

Show the Large Cystic Cavity     Note the Enlarged Temporal Horns     Note Compression of the Pons

(Left) Axial T2-weighted MRI; (Right) Axial T1 weighted MRI. Note the large cystic mass in the region of the fourth ventricle and vermis of the cerebellum. Also note the clear compression of the adjacent brainstem. Among gliomas, piliocystic astrocytomas are one the most curable tumors by surgical resection.

Last Update: 11/8/05
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