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Neuroradiology

, Volume 46, Issue 10, pp 825–829 | Cite as

Cerebellar pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma in a patient with neurofibromatosis type 1

  • M. J. NaidichEmail author
  • M. T. Walker
  • N. R. Gottardi-Littell
  • G. Han
  • J. P. Chandler
Diagnostic Neuroradiology

Abstract

We describe a case of cerebellar pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (PXA) occurring in a patient with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). The histomorphology of this uncommon glial (astrocytic) neoplasm is discussed. The occurrence of this tumor within the posterior fossa is extremely rare. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of a cerebellar PXA in a patient with NF1.

Keywords

Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma Neurofibromatosis type 1 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. J. Naidich
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • M. T. Walker
    • 1
  • N. R. Gottardi-Littell
    • 3
  • G. Han
    • 1
  • J. P. Chandler
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyNorthwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Northwestern Radiology676 North St. Clair Street, Suite 800ChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Department of PathologyNorthwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineChicagoUSA
  4. 4.Department of Neurological SurgeryNorthwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineChicagoUSA

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