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Clinical Report

Pilocytic Astrocytoma

Dr. Jeffrey Leonard, Department of Neurosurgery
Washington University School of Medicine
Children’s Hospital, St Louis, Missouri

PATIENT INFO: 10 year old female presented with headaches, nausea and vomiting

SUMMARY: A preoperative MRI showed a 0.5 cm nodule which was determined to be an intraventricular tumor. A right parietal craniotomy for transcortical, transventricular approach was used to resect the tumor. Following initial resection, an intraoperative MRI scan showed a pea-sized area of residual tumor at the superior aspect of the resection. This was safely removed with further resection.