Pediatric Astrocytoma Spinal Cord

  • Etiology: low grade astocytoma
  • Imaging: eccentric intramedullary spinal cord lesion, usually spans multiple segments, thoracic cord most common
  • Clinical: most common spinal cord tumor in children

Radiology Cases of Astrocytoma of Spinal Cord

MRI of astrocytoma of spinal cord
Sagittal T1 (left), T2 (middle) and T1 with contrast (right) MRI of the thoracic spine shows an expansile lesion of the lower thoracic spinal cord that is isointense on T1, hyperintense on T2, and which enhances avidly with contrast.