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2022 Sep 09

Medicine (Baltimore)



Lateral ventricle pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma concurrent with Dandy-Walker complex: A case report.


Luo T-F, Wang Y-B, Wang D-H, Zhan S, Deng S-L
Medicine (Baltimore). 2022 Sep 09; 101(36):e30492.
PMID: 36086683.


Dandy-Walker complex and pleomorphic xanthoastrocytomas are both rare disease entities that typically manifest early in life and are associated with congenital etiological factors. Dandy-Walker complex is a cerebellar malformation associated with a series of anatomical changes. The disease onset is usually at birth or during infancy. Late onset in adulthood is uncommon. Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma is a rare WHO grade II astrocytic tumor affecting mainly young adults. Concomitant occurrence of Dandy-Walker complex and pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma has not been previously reported.