Leptomeningeal dissemination and vertebral bone involvement in a child with pilocytic astrocytoma

Demirkaya M., Sevinir B. B., Guler S., Demiröz Abakay C., Taskapilioglu O., Yılmazlar S., ...More

PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, vol.58, pp.1341-1344, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ped.13121
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1341-1344
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


In low-grade glioma, metastasis is rarely seen. Few cases of leptomeningeal dissemination have been reported in children. Vertebral bone metastasis has not been reported so far. Herein is described the case of a pediatric patient with the diagnosis of pilocytic astrocytoma, and leptomeningeal dissemination detected at the time of diagnosis, who then received radiotherapy and chemotherapy upon development of vertebral bone metastasis during treatment.