Michael S. B. Edwards

Publication Details

  • METASTATIC JUVENILE PILOCYTIC ASTROCYTOMA - CASE-REPORT JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY OBANA, W. G., Cogen, P. H., Davis, R. L., Edwards, M. S. 1991; 75 (6): 972-975

    Abstract:

    The authors report the case of a metastatic juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma of the hypothalamic region in a 10-year-old boy. Eight years after craniotomy and radiation therapy, the tumor spread via cerebrospinal fluid pathways to the left cerebellar tonsil and the lumbosacral region. Histological evaluation of both the original hypothalamic and the new lumbosacral masses showed features of a slow-growing juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma with no evidence of malignant transformation. The clinical implications and possible mechanisms of metastatic spread are discussed.

    View details for Web of Science ID A1991GQ94600021

    View details for PubMedID 1941128

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