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Pilocytic astrocytoma in the elderly.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18232598     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pilocytic astrocytoma (WHO Grade 1) is a low-grade glioma with a favorable prognosis most commonly diagnosed in patients aged below 20. It is the most common glioma in children, and cases discovered in elderly patients are rare. We report the highly unusual case of an 85-year-old man whose neurological signs included Parkinsonism, and in whom post mortem examination revealed a pilocytic astrocytoma of the brainstem. We also discuss the clinical, neuroradiological and neuropathological differential diagnosis.
K Burkhardt; F Heuberger; J Delavelle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical neuropathology     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0722-5091     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Neuropathol.     Publication Date:    2007 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-31     Completed Date:  2008-02-19     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214420     Medline TA:  Clin Neuropathol     Country:  Germany    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  306-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgical Pathology, University Hospitals of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Aged, 80 and over
Astrocytoma / diagnosis*,  pathology
Brain Stem Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  pathology
Diagnosis, Differential
Parkinson Disease / diagnosis

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