Supratentorial pilocytic astrocytoma in children

Vol. 51 No. 3, 2010

ROMANIAN JOURNAL of MORPHOLOGY and EMBRYOLOGY

Carmen Elena Niculescu, Ligia Stanescu, M. Popescu, D. Niculescu

Brain tumors hold second place in tumoral pediatric pathology and have a complex etiopathogeny. The authors describe the case of a child aged 2 years and 4 months with increased intracranial pressure, symptomatology accompanied by rapid deterioration of general condition. Head CT imaging examination showed intra-nevraxial replacement space process, supratentorial. Histopathological examination revealed the typical grade I pilocytic astrocytoma. Time of diagnosis and surgical intervention is essential for further evolution and prognosis.

Corresponding author: Carmen Elena Niculescu, Associate Professor, MD, PhD, e-mail: niculescudragos@yahoo.com

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