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Diffuse expansile brian stem glioma
Brain stem glioma
Diffuse brain stem glioma
Di use pontine gliomas (DPG) are biologically aggressive astrocytomas with poor prognosis in children; median survival is less than 1 year despite therapy.
• Other ocal brainstem gliomas have an indolent course and generally good prognosis such as the exophytic pilocytic astrocytoma, tectal plate glioma, and brainstem tumors associated with NF1.
• Neuroimaging shows di use pontine swelling and uni orm T2 hyperintensity.
• Enhancement or hemorrhage is atypical.
• Encasement o the basilar artery may be seen.
Brain steam glioma