PLEOMORPHIC XANTHOASTROCYTOMA IN A 9-YEAR-OLD BOY - CASE REPORT

Authors

  • Peter Njeru Department of Surgery, University of Nairobi
  • Minda Okemwa Department of Pathology, University of Nairobi
  • Nimrod Mwang'ombe Department of Surgery, Kenyatta University
  • Susan Karanja Neurosurgery unit, Kenyatta National Hospital

Abstract

Objective – To present a case report of a 9-year-old boy managed for pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma. Methods – Case report in an oral presentation– Pre and Post-operative imaging. Histopathologic features. Case outcome. Conclusion – PXA are rare and preoperative diagnosis requires high index of suspicion from clinical and radiologic features Where feasible and safe gross total resection is the preferred management Histologic assessment should assess for features of anaplasia PXA have good prognosis Recurrence are managed by repeat surgery and follow up with imaging.

Published

26-05-2022

How to Cite

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Njeru P, Okemwa M, Mwang’ombe N, Karanja S. PLEOMORPHIC XANTHOASTROCYTOMA IN A 9-YEAR-OLD BOY - CASE REPORT. EAJNS [Internet]. 2022 May 26 [cited 2024 Jul. 25];1(1). Available from: https://theeajns.org/index.php/eajns/article/view/14

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