Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma: Case series with radiologic-pathological correlation and review of the literature

Douis H. ; Andronikou S. ; von Bezing H. (2008)


Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma is a very rare brain tumour accounting for only 1% of all brain neoplasms. It is however important to be familiar with the radiological findings of this tumour because it has a characteristic imaging appearance and is highly amenable to surgical resection with a good prognosis. We report two cases of pleomorphic xanthoastrocytomas, describe the neuroimaging findings, correlate the imaging findings with the histopathological findings and review the current literature. © 2008 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

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