Pilocytic and pilomyxoid hypothalamic/chiasmatic astrocytomas.


OBJECTIVE Pilocytic astrocytoma (PA) is a common type of pediatric brain tumor that can arise within the hypothalamic/chiasmatic region and typically has an excellent outcome. We identified a group of tumors, previously classified as PAs, with unique histological features and aggressive behavior. This article describes the clinicopathological features of… (More)


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@article{Komotar2004PilocyticAP, title={Pilocytic and pilomyxoid hypothalamic/chiasmatic astrocytomas.}, author={Ricardo Jorge Komotar and Peter Burger and Benjamin Solomon Carson and Henry Brem and Alessandro Olivi and Patricia T. Goldthwaite and Tarik Tihan}, journal={Neurosurgery}, year={2004}, volume={54 1}, pages={72-9; discussion 79-80} }