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J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2009 Mar;31(3):203-5. doi: 10.1097/MPH.0b013e3181983b15.

Posterior fossa neoplasm and PHACES syndrome: a case report.

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Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7236, USA. kwallen@unch.unc.edu

Abstract

A 4-year-old girl with PHACES syndrome (posterior fossa brain malformations, hemangiomas, arterial anomalies, cardiac anomalies/coarctation of the aorta, eye abnormalities, and sternal clefting/supraumbilical raphe) developed a cerebellar pilocytic astrocytoma 18 months after resolution of her neck, ear, and thoracic hemangiomas. Because cutaneous hemangiomas may have involuted by the time a patient is diagnosed with a central nervous system neoplasm, it seems possible that in other such patients the association may have gone unrecognized. Cerebellar pilocytic astrocytoma may be a rare manifestation of the posterior fossa malformations of PHACES.

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10.1097/MPH.0b013e3181983b15
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