Multifocal desmoplastic noninfantile astrocytoma.

  title={Multifocal desmoplastic noninfantile astrocytoma.},
  author={Kannath Santhosh and Chandrasekharan Kesavadas and Vishnupuri Venkatraman Radhakrishnan and Martin Abraham and Arun Kumar Gupta},
  journal={Journal of neuroradiology. Journal de neuroradiologie},
  volume={35 5},
This is a report of a case of multifocal desmoplastic astrocytoma in an 11-year-old child in which we describe the MRI findings and discuss the possible mechanism of its development. The MRI appearances in our case support the view that the tumor is primarily of leptomeningeal or superficial cortical origin, with cystic formation secondary to entrapment of cerebrospinal fluid. The question of whether or not the lesions are metastases or metachronous lesions is also discussed. Desmoplastic… CONTINUE READING