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Neurology India
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Neurological Society of India
ISSN: 0028-3886
EISSN: 0028-3886
Vol. 58, No. 5, 2010, pp. 771-773
Bioline Code: ni10211
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
Document available free of charge

Neurology India, Vol. 58, No. 5, 2010, pp. 771-773

 en Primary spinal pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma
Gill, Maneet; Pathak, H. C.; Madan, Renu; Bhattacharya, S. & Choudhary, G. S.


Pleomorphic xanthochromic astrocytoma primarily of the spinal cord is a rare entity. The case is possibly the fifth such report. Complete surgical excision is the essential requirement for good survival. In the absence of any clearly laid down protocols of adjuvant treatment, anecdotal reports support treatment with chemotherapy alone or both chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Glial fibrillary acidic protein, leptomeninges, pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma

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