Intraventricular dissemination of the pilocytic astrocytomas in an adult

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Vijay P. Joshi
Ashwin Valsangkar
Satish Nivargi
Anish Dekhne
Amit Agrawal

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Pilocytic astrocytoma (PA) is a subset of gliomas characterized by a benign course with an excellent prognosis and rarely metastasizing or spreading along the neuraxis. We report a case of a 56-year female with intraventricular dissemination of pilocytic astrocytoma in an adult and discuss the clinical significance diagnosis and management including the peculiar pattern of dissemination of the pilocytic astrocytoma. The course of the disseminated disease may not be as good as that of patients with localized recurrence or totally resected primary disease and can vary from rapid progression to prolonged stabilization.

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Joshi, V. P. ., Valsangkar, A. ., Nivargi, S. ., Dekhne, A. ., & Agrawal, A. . (2020). Intraventricular dissemination of the pilocytic astrocytomas in an adult. Romanian Neurosurgery, 34(2), 326-329. https://doi.org/10.33962/roneuro-2020-048
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Vijay P. Joshi

S. P. Institute of Neurosciences, Solapur, Maharashtra, India

Ashwin Valsangkar

S. P. Institute of Neurosciences, Solapur, Maharashtra, India

Satish Nivargi

S. P. Institute of Neurosciences, Solapur, Maharashtra, India

Anish Dekhne

S. P. Institute of Neurosciences, Solapur, Maharashtra, India

Amit Agrawal

Narayna Medical College Hospital, Chinthareddypalem, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India