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Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma -MRI

Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma is a rare, usually benign, cortical based mass that often enhances intensely with contrast material. The most common location is in the temporal lobes. Seizures and headaches are common clinical features. Familiarity with this lesion is important in the differential diagnosis of enhancing cortical based mass. Ganglioglioma and pilocytic astrocytoma are radiological differential diagnosis. Diagnosis was histopathologically confirmed.

Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma -MRI Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Saturday, June 13, 2009 Rating: 5

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