Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma with CT and MRI appearance of meningioma

A. Pierallini, M. Bonamini, D. Di Stefano, P. Siciliano, L. Bozzao

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We describe a pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (PXA) in a young girl whose frontal lobe location, solid structure, dural tail and MRI signal characteristics led to a preoperative diagnosis of meningioma. PXA should be considered in differential diagnosis of tumours affecting young patients with neuroradiological characteristics suggestive of meningioma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-34
Number of pages5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1999


  • Computed tomography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology


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