An unusual cystic appearance of disseminated low-grade gliomas
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- Huang, T., Zimmerman, R., Perilongo, G. et al. Neuroradiology (2001) 43: 868. doi:10.1007/s002340100604
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We report five cases of pediatric disseminated low-grade gliomas of the brainstem or spinal cord that exhibited an unusual, cystic pattern. Leptomeningeal disease was present in three of these at diagnosis, and was detected shortly afterwards in the other two. Four patients are alive up to 5 years later, following minimal to no intervention, while one is dead.