Pilocytic astrocytoma

Case contributed by Dr Lawrence Oh


Papiloedema noted on routine check up by ophthalmologist

Patient Data

Age: 13
Gender: Female

Limited Pre and Post contrast MRI

This MRI demonstrates a mass in the fourth ventricle which enhances heterogeneously with contrast. It causes obstructive hydrocephalus and cerebellar tonsil herniation. A pontine mass is also noted. 

Case Discussion

Patient underwent posterior craniotomy and resection of fourth ventricular mass. The histology showed pilocystic astrocytoma.

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Case information

rID: 24651
Published: 2nd Sep 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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