Pilocytic astrocytoma of neurohypophysis


REIS A. , KUZEYLI K. , COBANOGLU U. , Cakir E. , USUL H. , SARI A.

NEUROPATHOLOGY, vol.23, no.3, pp.214-218, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1046/j.1440-1789.2003.00494.x
  • Title of Journal : NEUROPATHOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.214-218

Abstract

A case of pilocytic astrocytoma of neurohypophysis is presented. The clinical, pathological and MRI features of a rare tumor of the neurohypophysis are described. A 5-year-old girl presented with a 3 month history of lethargy, imbalance and visual disturbances. A MRI revealed a large suprasellar mass. Histopathological examination demonstrated a pilocytic astrocytoma. Its astrocytic nature was confirmed by positive immunostaining for GFAP and the findings of an electron microscopy.