Extensive and dense calcification in the core of a ventrally exophytic brainstem glioma

Maki Niimi, Kazunari Yoshida, Keita Mayanagi, Takeshi Kawase

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The first case of a ventrally exophytic pontine glioma with extensive and dense calcification is reported. A 10-year-old boy presented with a generalized seizure. The skull radiogram and CT scan showed a dense area of calcification, revealed by MRI as the core of a ventrally exophytic tumor. The pathologic diagnosis was fibrillary astrocytoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-103
Number of pages3
JournalBrain Tumor Pathology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002



  • Brainstem glioma
  • Calcification
  • Exophytic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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