TURKISH NEUROSURGERY, cilt.18, ss.42-46, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
INTRODUCTION and CASE DESCRIPTION: Desmoplastic infantile astrocytomas (DIA) are rare intracranial tumors of infancy with distinctive clinical and radiological features. Despite their radiologically aggressive appearance they tend to follow a benign course with favorable prognosis even after subtotal resections. Non-infantile cases are rarely encountered with only four cases reported before. The authors present a non-infantile DIA in a 4 years old female patient and discuss the clinical features, diagnosis, treatment of this rare entity.