Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma as a component of a cerebellar ganglioglioma: case report.

@article{Lindboe1992PleomorphicXA,
  title={Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma as a component of a cerebellar ganglioglioma: case report.},
  author={Christian Fredrik Lindboe and Johan Cappelen and John J. Kepes},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={1992},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={353-5}
}
A 27-year old male patient underwent surgery for a cerebellar ganglioglioma in which a pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma constituted the gliomatous element. Neither radiation nor chemotherapy was administered. The patient was well for 12 years and then he suffered a recurrence and underwent a gross total resection. Histological examination revealed a ganglioglioma with thrombosed blood vessels, areas of tumor necrosis, and scattered mitoses. These anaplastic changes, which were restricted to the… CONTINUE READING