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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 62  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 445-447

Pigmented variant of pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma - A rare long-term epilepsy associated neoplasm


1 Department of Neuropathology, NIMHANS, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Neurosurgery, NIMHANS, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Neuroimaging and Interventional Radiology, NIMHANS, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Anita Mahadevan
Department of Neuropathology, NIMHANS, Bangalore - 560 029, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/IJPM.IJPM_723_18

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Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (PXA) is an uncommon, long-term epilepsy associated tumor of young adults. Its pigmented variant is exceedingly rare, with only five previously reported cases on record. We report the sixth case of pigmented PXA in a 24-year-old lady presenting with long-standing seizures. The MRI revealed a solid cystic lesion located in the right medial temporal lobe. Histopathologically, the superficially located tumor showed typical features of PXA with melanin-laden astrocytic component and was negative for V600E-mutant BRAF. The histogenesis is discussed.


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