Pilomyxoid astrocytoma of the spinal cord with cerebrospinal fluid and peritoneal metastasis

Sahayini Arulrajah, T. A G M Huisman

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Abstract

Pilomyxoid astrocytoma (PMA) is a recently described rare tumor which is a variant of pilocytic astrocytoma (PA). It exhibits a more aggressive behavior than PA. Spinal cord PMA has been reported in two articles in the past and none of the reported case had extraneural metastasis. We report on a female child with cervical cord PMA with diffuse leptomeningeal metastasis involving the brain and spinal cord. Two years later she presented with peritoneal carcinomatoses which was consistent with metastatic tumor via a ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt. This case confirms the aggressive behavior of PMA and makes clinicians aware of the possibility of extraneural, peritoneal metastasis through a VP shunt.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-245
Number of pages3
JournalNeuropediatrics
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2008

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Astrocytoma
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Spinal Cord
Neoplasm Metastasis
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt
Neoplasms
Carcinoma
Brain

Keywords

  • Astrocytoma
  • Brain
  • Metastases
  • Peritoneal cavity
  • Pilomyxoid
  • Shunt
  • Spinal cord
  • Ventriculoperitoneal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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Pilomyxoid astrocytoma of the spinal cord with cerebrospinal fluid and peritoneal metastasis. / Arulrajah, Sahayini; Huisman, T. A G M.

In: Neuropediatrics, Vol. 39, No. 4, 08.2008, p. 243-245.

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Arulrajah, Sahayini ; Huisman, T. A G M. / Pilomyxoid astrocytoma of the spinal cord with cerebrospinal fluid and peritoneal metastasis. In: Neuropediatrics. 2008 ; Vol. 39, No. 4. pp. 243-245.
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