Multiple cystic brain lesions in a patient with pilocytic astrocytoma

  title={Multiple cystic brain lesions in a patient with pilocytic astrocytoma},
  author={Sanjeeva C Senaratna and A. Abu Hanieh and Joanna Manson and I Toogood},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Neuroscience},
Pilocytic astrocytomas are usually present as solitary posterior cranial fossa tumours. An unusual case of pilocytic astrocytoma in a 3 year and 8 month old boy is presented. The patient presented over the course of 10 months with intermittent headaches, vomiting, gait ataxia and drowsiness. After extensive investigations magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed widespread lesions throughout the central nervous system, including multiple cystic cerebral grey matter lesions. A brain biopsy was… CONTINUE READING