Pilocytic astrocytoma presenting as an orbital encephalocele: A case report

Amy Bruzek, Daniel Shepherd, Jamie Van Gompel, Mark Jentoft

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We describe the case of a 29-year-old male who presented with new-onset seizures. He was subsequently found to have an orbital encephalocele containing a focus of pilocytic astrocytoma. We believe that this is the first report of a pilocytic astrocytoma located within the orbit that did not originate from the optic pathway. It is also the first case of a pilocytic astrocytoma completely contained within an encephalocele. This case suggests a close pathological examination of encephaloceles for underlying diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)90-94
Number of pages5
JournalCase Reports in Neurology
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 22 2015


  • Anterior encephalocele
  • Orbital encephalocele
  • Pilocytic astrocytoma
  • Traumatic encephalocele

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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