Cerebral pilocytic astrocytoma with spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage in adults.

  title={Cerebral pilocytic astrocytoma with spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage in adults.},
  author={Hao-Ming Li and Shu-Shong Hsu and Jyh-Seng Wang and M A Weng and Jui-Hsun Fu and Clement Kuen-Huang Chen and Ping-hong Lai},
  journal={Journal of the Chinese Medical Association : JCMA},
  volume={71 11},
Pilocytic astrocytomas are found predominantly in the pediatric population; reports of these tumors are extremely rare in adults. We report 2 cases of adult pilocytic astrocytoma with intracranial hemorrhage. A 32-year-old male presented with neck stiffness and severe headache, and a 34-year-old male was referred for headache and double vision. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a well-enhanced and circumscribed cystic hemorrhagic tumor with mural nodule over… CONTINUE READING
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