Complete Recovery Following Surgical Resection Inchildhood Pilocytic Astrocytoma

Authors

  • Prastiya Indra Gunawan
  • RahardianIndarto Susilo
  • Wihasto Suryaningtyas

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v22i2.3239

Keywords:

children, disease,pilocytic astrocytoma, surgical resection

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Prastiya Indra Gunawan

Neuropediatric Division, Department of Child Health

RahardianIndarto Susilo

Neurosurgery Division, Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, UniversitasAirlangga - Dr. Soetomo General Academic Hospital,Surabaya, Indonesia

Wihasto Suryaningtyas

Neurosurgery Division, Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, UniversitasAirlangga - Dr. Soetomo General Academic Hospital,Surabaya, Indonesia

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Published

2022-04-16

How to Cite

Prastiya Indra Gunawan, RahardianIndarto Susilo, & Wihasto Suryaningtyas. (2022). Complete Recovery Following Surgical Resection Inchildhood Pilocytic Astrocytoma. Medico Legal Update, 22(2), 117–120. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v22i2.3239