Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma associated with long-standing Taylor-type IIB-focal cortical dysplasia in an adult.

@article{Kim2009PleomorphicXA,
  title={Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma associated with long-standing Taylor-type IIB-focal cortical dysplasia in an adult.},
  author={Bomi Kim and C Chung and Jae Kyung Myung and Sung-Hye Park},
  journal={Pathology, research and practice},
  year={2009},
  volume={205 2},
  pages={113-7}
}
Brain tumor in combination with cortical dysplasia is one of the causes of epilepsy, but coexistence of these two entities is a rare event. We report a case of pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (PXA) arising in combination with Taylor-type IIB-focal cortical dysplasia. A 54-year-old male had been suffering from temporal lobe epilepsy for 40 years. Nine years ago (at the age of 45), a brain CT revealed a mass (1cm) in the uncal area, but the patient did not give consent to an operation. Later, he… CONTINUE READING