Brain Tumor Pathol (2013) 30:242–246 DOI 10.1007/s10014-013-0137-1 CASE REP O RT A case of pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma with anaplastic features in the pineal gland • • • Kosuke Katayama Kenichiro Asano Norihito Shimamura • • • Yukari Ogasawara Masato Naraoka Hiroki Ohkuma Akira Kurose Received: 25 September 2012 / Accepted: 12 February 2013 / Published online: 5 March 2013 The Japan Society of Brain Tumor Pathology 2013 Abstract region [1, 2]. Gliomas also arise in the pineal gland, Background and importance Different types of tumor including ﬁbrillary and pilocytic astrocytoma, glioblas- have been reported in the pineal gland, but pleomorphic toma, oligodendroglioma, and ependymoma [1, 2]. How- xanthoastrocytoma (PXA) in this region is extremely rare. ever, a pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (PXA) in the Clinical presentations A 61-year-old man had gait dis- pineal gland is extremely rare. Pleomorphic xanthoastro- turbance and dementia for 1 month. Radiological exami- cytoma is an uncommon brain tumor that is found in the nation revealed a 22 9 26 9 22-mm-diameter mass in the supratentorial cortical region in young adults, is often pineal gland and remarkable hydrocephalus. Biopsy of the associated with cyst formation , and is classiﬁed as a tumor was performed and histological examination con-
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