Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma associated with von Recklinghausen neurofibromatosis.


OZEK M., SAV A., PAMIR M. N. , OZER A., OZEK E., ERZEN C.

Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, vol.9, no.1, pp.39-42, 1993 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf00301935
  • Journal Name: Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Page Numbers: pp.39-42
  • Keywords: PLEOMORPHIC XANTHOASTROCYTOMA, BENIGN GLIOMA, GLIAL FIBRILLARY ACIDIC PROTEIN, VONRECKLINGHAUSEN NEUROFIBROMATOSIS, YOUNG SUBJECTS, GLIOMA

Abstract

The authors present a case of pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma that occurred in a 14-year-old boy with von Recklinghausen's neurofibromatosis. The circumscribed turmor with a cystic component was located in the medial right temporal lobe. The designation of pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma has been suggested for this neoplasm on the basis of its unique histological features. These include positive glial fibrillary acidic protein staining.