CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Asian J Neurosurg 2023; 18(02): 396-399
DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-1769892
Case Report

Adult Brainstem Astroblastoma: Unusual Presentation of a Rare Tumor

1   Neurosurgery Department, Maharaja Agrasen Medical College, Agroha, Haryana, India
Rahul Midha
2   Anesthesia Department, Maharaja Agrasen Medical College, Agroha, Haryana, India
Karandeep Singh
3   Pathology Department, Maharaja Agrasen Medical College, Agroha, Haryana, India
Swapnil Garg
4   Surgery Department, Maharaja Agrasen Medical College, Agroha, Haryana, India
Payal Jain
2   Anesthesia Department, Maharaja Agrasen Medical College, Agroha, Haryana, India
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Funding None.


Astroblastoma is a rare tumor, which is mostly found in pediatric population. Due to scarcity of literature, the data about treatment is lacking. We are reporting case of brainstem astroblastoma in an adult female. A 45-year-old lady presented with complaint of headache, vertigo, vomiting, and nasal regurgitation for 3 months. On examination, she had weak gag, left hemiparesis. Magnetic resonance imaging brain reported medulla oblongata mass, dorsally exophytic. She underwent suboccipital craniotomy and decompression of mass. Histopathology confirmed diagnosis of astroblastoma. She underwent radiotherapy and recovered well. Brainstem astroblastoma is an extremely rare entity. The surgical resection is possible due to well-defined plane. For best outcome, maximum resection and radiation are indicated.

Publication History

Article published online:
16 June 2023

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