Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma: Some observations

Luigi Cervoni, Maurizio Salvati, Antonio Santoro, Paolo Celli

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The authors describe 3 cases of cerebral pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma, one of which has an unusual neuroradiological appearance, and review the clinical and prognostic features of the 96 cases reported in the literature. Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma is a neuroectodermal tumor that affects young patients, in a superficial or supratentorial site, most frequently at the temporal level. It is difficult to formulate a differential diagnosis with other neuroectodermal tumors or with meningioma on the basis and neuroradiological appearance, as demonstrated by one of the cases reported here. The prognosis of this tumor is very good, regardless of the type of treatment performed, although both relapse and, more rarely, malignant tumor evolution are possible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-16
Number of pages4
JournalNeurosurgical Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1996


  • MRI
  • pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery


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