Complete Recovery Following Surgical Resection Inchildhood Pilocytic Astrocytoma
Keywords:children, disease,pilocytic astrocytoma, surgical resection
Pilocytic Astrocytoma (PA) is a common type of brain tumour disease in the paediatric population.
The cerebellum is the most common site of tumour origin. Here we present a 5-year-old girl
who referred with gait imbalance,truncal ataxia and tandem gait which was later radiology and
pathologically identified as Pilocytic Astrocytoma. Complete surgical resection was performed
and it resulted in complete recovery.Knowledge of these imaging manifestations of pilocytic
astrocytoma may be helpful to early recognition and prompt treatment.