Turkish Neurosurgery 2001 , Vol 11 , Num 3-4
Tansu MERTOL1, Meral KOYUNCUOĞLU2, Feridun ACAR1, Sait NADERİ1
1Departments of Neurosurgery, Dokuz Eylül University School of Medicine, İzmir
2Departments of Pathology, Dokuz Eylül University School of Medicine, İzmir
This report describes a case of 9-month-old boy with dural astracytoma. The patient presented with monoparesis on the side contralateral to the cranial tumor. Computerized tomography revealed a cystic mass in the frontal lobe, and this was treated with surgery alone. We review the clinical, radiological, and pathological aspcets of dural astrocytoma, and emphasize the histopathological aspects of this tumor. We also discuss neoplasms that should be included in the differential diagnosis. In conclusion surgery alone is an adequate treatment in these cases. Keywords : Astrocytoma, dural astrocytoma, infancy, superficial astrocytoma
Corresponding author : Sait Naderi