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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2008;43(4): 205-208.
doi: https://doi.org/10.3340/jkns.2008.43.4.205
A Cerebral Astroblastoma Mimicking an Extra-axial Neoplasm.
Ki Seong Eom, Jong Moon Kim, Tae Young Kim
Department of Neurosurgery, Wonkwang University, College of Medicine, Iksan, Korea. tykim@wonkwang.ac.kr
Astroblastoma is a rarely diagnosed primary brain neoplasm whose histogenesis has been clarified recently. It occurs in children and young adults and presents as a well circumscribed, contrast-enhancing lesion in the cerebral hemisphere. We present a case of 20-year-old woman with an astroblastoma in the left temporal convexity that was treated with total tumor resection alone. We thought the mass was extra-axial neoplasm based on radiological findings of computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging initially, but later, we obtained angiographic findings suggesting an intra-axial neoplasm. The patient is doing well even two years after surgery. The characteristic radiological and histopathological features of this case are described with a literature review. An astroblastoma should be included in the differential diagnosis of a superficially located tumor presenting with the findings of an extra-axial mass, especially in a young patient.
Key Words: Astroblastoma; Intra-axial neoplasm
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