Turkish Neurosurgery 1998 , Vol 8 , Num 3-4
IMPLANTATION METASTASIS OF AN ANAPLASTIC ASTROEYTOMAS AFTER STEREOTAXIC BIOPSY
Pamir ERDŢNăLER1, Ziya AKAR1, Gabriel LENA2
1Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Department of Neurasurgery, Istanbul, Turkey
2Timone Children Hospital, Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Marseil1e, France
We report a case of local metastasis of an anaplastic astrocytomas in a six-year-old boy, occurring four months after a stereotaxic biopsy. In central nervous system, implantation metastasis after stereotaxic biopsy is a rare complication. The morphology of this particular dissemination is discussed with reference to in vitro studies of glial tumors. Keywords : Astrocytomas, implantation metastasis, stereotaxic biopsy
Corresponding author : Pamir Erdinšler