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  1. 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.

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