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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2002;32(6): 608-610.
Cerebellar Pleomorphic Xanthoastrocytoma in an Infant: Case Report.
Seok Won Kim, Chan Kim, Seok Jeong Jang, Sung Chul Lim
Department of Neurosurgery, Pathology, School of Medicine, Chosun University, Gwangju, Korea. chosunns@daum.net
Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma is a rare type of glioma and usually occurs in the superficial cerebral hemisphere of the patients under the age of 30 years. We report a case of pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma in the cerebellum of a 3-month-old infant. This is an unusual case in view of location and age. The literatures concerning the clinicopathological aspects of this unusual pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma are reviewed.
Key Words: Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma; Cerebellum; Infant
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