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Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (PXA) : MRI

History – A 14 yr female c/o headache since 2 months. 2 episodes of seizures in last one week

Findings- An ill-defined soild-cystic mass is seen in the left parietal lobe with surrounding mild to moderate edema. The cystic component shows restriction of diffusion and rim enhancement. The solid component shows avid postcontrast enhancement

Final Diagnosis- Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (PXA)

Golden Point

DDs of cyst with mural nodule-

Pilocytic astrocytoma, PXA, ganglioglioma, hemangioblastoma, craniopharyngioma


Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (PXA) : MRI Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Wednesday, February 09, 2022 Rating: 5

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