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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2002;31(1): 50-53.
Intracranial Hemorrhage from Pilocytic Astrocytoma in Pons.
Hyoung Jun Kwak, Shin Jung, Sam Suk Kang, Jung Kil Lee, Tae Sun Kim, Jae Hyoo Kim, Soo Han Kim, Je Hyuk Lee
Department of Neurosurgery, Chonnam University Hospital and Medical School, Kwangju, Korea.
ABSTRACT
We report a case of brain-stem glioma with hemorrhage. A 24-year-old female presented with a 2-month history of headache, vomiting, right hemiparesis. Magnetic resonance image showed a 4X2.5cm sized mass with subacute stage hemorrhage in the left cerebellopontine angle. The mass and hemorrhage was surgically removed and pathological findings were consistent with pilocytic astrocytoma with recent hemorrhage. The patient discharged with mild neurological deficit.
Key Words: Brain-stem glioma; Pilocytic astrocytoma; Hemorrhage
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