Pilocytic astrocytoma originating at the cavernous sinus

Harry Bulstrode, Adam Ditchfield, James Nicoll, Emad Shenouda

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We report a case of histologically proven pilocytic astrocytoma arising within the cavernous sinus, confirmed radiographically and at operation. We discuss the implications in the context of previous reports of ectopic glioma origin. In particular, the possiblity of glioma development within glial cell islands in the peripheral segment of cranial nerves is explored.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-3
Number of pages3
JournalActa Neurochirurgica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012


  • Adult
  • Astrocytoma
  • Cavernous Sinus
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging


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