IJNS 2014; 03(03): 174-177
DOI: 10.4103/2277-9167.146838
Case Report
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Pediatric astroblastoma: Case report and review of the literature

Shighakolli Ramesh
Subodh Raju

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18 January 2017 (online)


Astroblastoma is a rare primary brain neoplasm with uncertain histopathological origin and unpredictable clinical behavior. WHO classified it as neuroepithelial tumor. However, grading for this variant of the tumor is not yet established. Complete excision without any adjuvant radiotherapy is sufficient to treat low-grade astroblastoma. We present a case of a 5-year-old female child presenting with seizures. Her magnetic resonance imaging of the brain showed well-defined cortical-based intra-axial mass lesion in the right frontal lobe. A gross total excision of the tumor was done. Histopathological features were suggestive of astroblastoma.