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Primary spinal pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma

Author(s): Gill Maneet | Pathak H | Madan Renu | Bhattacharya S | Choudhary G

Journal: Neurology India
ISSN 0028-3886

Volume: 58;
Issue: 5;
Start page: 771;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Glial fibrillary acidic protein | leptomeninges | pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma

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.

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