A case of an elderly adult presenting with obstructive hydrocephalus secondary to a rare hemorrhagic suprasellar pilocytic astrocytoma

Raymond F. Sekula, E. M. Marchan, M. R. Quigley, A. M. Frederickson, C. Pu

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Abstract

In this report, we present a 65-year-old man who presented with signs and symptoms consistent with impending brain herniation. Emergent imaging revealed a hyperdense mass in the suprasellar region. Urgent surgery was performed and final pathology eventuated a pilocytic astrocytoma. Although rare cases of suprasellar pilocytic astrocytoma in children and adults have been reported, we report an interesting case of a hemorrhagic suprasellar pilocytic astrocytoma in an elderly adult (without prior anticoagulant use) causing impending brain herniation secondary to obstructive hydrocephalus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)396-399
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Neuropathology
Volume27
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2008

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Astrocytoma
Hydrocephalus
Brain
Anticoagulants
Signs and Symptoms
Pathology

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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Sekula, Raymond F. ; Marchan, E. M. ; Quigley, M. R. ; Frederickson, A. M. ; Pu, C. / A case of an elderly adult presenting with obstructive hydrocephalus secondary to a rare hemorrhagic suprasellar pilocytic astrocytoma. In: Clinical Neuropathology. 2008 ; Vol. 27, No. 6. pp. 396-399.
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A case of an elderly adult presenting with obstructive hydrocephalus secondary to a rare hemorrhagic suprasellar pilocytic astrocytoma. / Sekula, Raymond F.; Marchan, E. M.; Quigley, M. R.; Frederickson, A. M.; Pu, C.

In: Clinical Neuropathology, Vol. 27, No. 6, 01.11.2008, p. 396-399.

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