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LUQUE SUAREZ, JUAN CARLOS and MONSALVE DUARTE, GUILLERMO ALFONSO. JUVENILE PILOCYTIC ASTROCYTOMA WITH UNUSUAL LEPTOMENINGEAL ENHANCEMENT: A CASE REPORT. rev.fac.med [online]. 2008, vol.16, n.1, pp. 123-126. ISSN 0121-5256.
A case of a 5-year-old boy with a juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma that shows an unusual leptomeningeal enhancement is presented. The course of the illness and radiological and surgical findings are presented. Neurosurgeons and radiologists must suspect this pathological entity when they treat young patients with intraparenchymal tumors with marked leptomeningeal enhancement.
Keywords : Astrocytoma; meninges.