Astroblastoma: A Rare Glial Tumor

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Astroblastoma: A Rare Glial Tumor

Ayesha Sarwar and Anwar–ul-Haque
Department of Pathology, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad.

Report of A Case
A five years old girl presented to hospital with weakness of right side of the body for one month. Weakness was sudden in onset and initially it was in the right upper limb. Three days later right lower limb was also affected. CT scan showed a supratentorial left parietal lobe space occupying lesion with solid component measuring 6×5 cm with specks of calcification. Little mid perifocal vasogenic edema was present with mid line shift to the right. The patient underwent temporoparietal craniotomy and excision of the tumor.


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