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Primary leptomeningeal astrocytoma. Case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9488317     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Gliomas very rarely arise from the leptomeninges. They can be both solitary and diffuse, and histological examination reveals mostly astrocytic tumors. The authors report a case (the 12th reported in the literature) of a solitary primary glioma of the leptomeninges in a 79-year-old man who presented with repeated seizures. A magnetic resonance image revealed an ill-defined enhancing lesion in the cerebral meninges. Autopsy examination showed a poorly demarcated astrocytoma in the sylvian fissure infiltrating the adjacent subarachnoid space. The literature concerning primary leptomeningeal glioma is reviewed.
H K Ng; W S Poon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  88     ISSN:  0022-3085     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurosurg.     Publication Date:  1998 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-03-19     Completed Date:  1998-03-19     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0253357     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  586-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Anatomical and Cellular Pathology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
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MeSH Terms
Arachnoid / pathology*
Astrocytoma / diagnosis*,  pathology
Fatal Outcome
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Meningeal Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  pathology
Neoplasm Invasiveness
Parietal Lobe / pathology
Pia Mater / pathology*
Seizures / diagnosis
Subarachnoid Space
Temporal Lobe / pathology

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