Pediatric Pleomorphic Xanthoastrocytoma
Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytomas (PXA) are rare, low-grade tumors that usually appear in children with temporal lobe epilepsy.
What is Pediatric Pleomorphic Xanthoastrocytoma?
Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytomas (PXA) are a rare, low-grade (slow rate of growth and high rate of survival) astrocytoma (tumor of the nervous system) that grow in the brain. PXA are generally found in young children who also have temporal lobe epilepsy, the most common type of partial epilepsy.