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Extramedullary astrocytoma of conus region : a short report.

Author(s): Singh P | Singh A | Rajaram T | Sabhikhi A

Journal: Neurology India
ISSN 0028-3886

Volume: 49;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 97;
Date: 2001;
Original page

Keywords: Astrocytoma | complications | pathology | Human | Magnetic Resonance Imaging | Male | Middle Aged | Polyradiculopathy | etiology | pathology | Spinal Cord Neoplasms | complications | pathology

A 55 year old man presented with features of cauda equina syndrome. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a well demarcated intradural extramedullary tumour at L2 vertebra. At surgery it was found to be well encapsulated and had no attachment to spinal cord or root. Histopathology including immunohistochemistry confirmed it to be a low grade astrocytoma.
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