Published in Clinical Oncology Week, April 10th, 2006
According to recent research from Canada, "PMA, a recently described variant of low-grade astrocytoma is associated with a high rate of recurrence and a propensity for CSF seeding. While cases of PMA have been reported in infants and young children, there has been no report of PMA in patients with neurofibromatosis."
"The first reportable case of PMA occurring in a child with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is described. Following presentation with obstructive hydrocephalus, the patient underwent a partial resection of a third ventricular tumor. Histology confirmed the...
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