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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 1990;7(2):167-172.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.1990.7.2.167    Published online December 31, 1990.
Astrocytoma in the Bilateral Thalamus: A Case Report.
Eul Soo Chung, Jang Ho Bae, Dong Ro Han, Eun Sik Doh, Oh Lyong Kim, Yong Chul Chi, Byung Yearn Choi, Soo Ho Cho
Abstract
Astrocytoma in the thalamus in not so frequent in incidence (1%). Moreover, bilateral thalamic tumor is rare. Certain tumors of the thalamus are considered resectable but most of thalamic tumors are thought to be untouchable. Bilateral thalamic astrocytoma with hydrocephalus was diagnosed by stereotactic biopsy and ventriculoperitoneal shunt operation was done with result of improvement. We report a case of astrocytoma in the bilateral thalamus with literature review.
Key Words: Thalamic astrocytoma, Stereotactic biopsy, Ventriculo-peritoneal shunt


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