Diencephalic syndrome and disseminated juvenile pilocytic astrocytomas of the hypothalamic-optic chiasm region.

@article{Perilongo1997DiencephalicSA,
  title={Diencephalic syndrome and disseminated juvenile pilocytic astrocytomas of the hypothalamic-optic chiasm region.},
  author={Giorgio Perilongo and Carla Carollo and Leonardo Salviati and Alma Murgia and Marta Pillon and Giuseppe Basso and Marina Paolo Gardiman and Annamaria Laverda},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1997},
  volume={80 1},
  pages={142-6}
}
BACKGROUND Diencephalic syndrome (DS) is a complex of signs and symptoms related to hypothalamic dysfunction; its main features are emaciation, despite a normal or slightly diminished caloric intake, and an alert appearance. DS has been almost exclusively described in association with space-occupying lesions of the hypothalamic-optic chiasm region, mainly juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma (JPA). A systematic diagnostic approach, including contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the… CONTINUE READING
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