Rare Case of Pilomyxoid Astrocytoma of the Spinal Cord in an
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Pilomyxoid astrocytoma (PMA) is a rare and more aggressive variant of pilocytic astrocytoma, which usually affects young children and is most often located in the hypothalamic/chiasmatic region. The association of PMA with underlying genetic disorders is not well known.We identified a 23-year-old woman with a PMA of the spinal cord who was simultaneously diagnosed with neurofibromatosis type 1. The patient underwent a partial surgical resection of the spinal cord tumor followed by adjuvant carboplatin 560 mg/m2 every 4 weeks. Radiation was avoided due to risks associated with neurofibromatosis type 1.....

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5118830/
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