Pilocytic astrocytoma is a central nervous system neoplasia that arises during pediatric age. Only few cases have been documented in patients older than 50 years old. It is a low-grade lesion that can rarely undergo malignant changes presenting the histologic features of a high-grade glioma. We report a case of a pilocytic astrocytoma arising in the eyeball of a 53-year-old man affected by glaucoma that underwent malignant evolution

An unusual case of malignant pilocytic astrocytoma occurring in the eye.

ALAGGIO, RITA;NINFO, VITO
2006

Abstract

Pilocytic astrocytoma is a central nervous system neoplasia that arises during pediatric age. Only few cases have been documented in patients older than 50 years old. It is a low-grade lesion that can rarely undergo malignant changes presenting the histologic features of a high-grade glioma. We report a case of a pilocytic astrocytoma arising in the eyeball of a 53-year-old man affected by glaucoma that underwent malignant evolution
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