cerebellar astrocytoma

cer·e·bel·lar as·tro·cy·to·ma

a variant of astrocytoma located in the cerebellum occurring mostly in children, consists of two architectural patterns on microscopy including a loose reticular pattern and a more compact often-spindled cell pattern.
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Cerebellar astrocytoma accounts for more than 10% of paediatric intracranial tumours and 25% of all posterior fossa tumours of children.
Long-term effects of transient cerebellar mutism after cerebellar astrocytoma or medulloblastoma tumor resection in childhood.
Long-term sequelae in children after cerebellar astrocytoma surgery.
However, no study has been undertaken to investigate long-term quality of life in adults who experienced childhood cerebellar astrocytoma.
in 1985, a 19-year-old man was hospitalized for gait ataxia, blurred vision, dysarthria, and dysmetria 16 months after surgical resection of a cystic cerebellar astrocytoma that included closure of the dura mater using LYODURA[R].
Prognostic factors for cerebellar astrocytoma in children: A Study of 102 cases.
The cerebellar astrocytoma were most commonly seen in the cerebellum (19) followed by vermis (11).
Cerebellar astrocytoma is predominantly a tumor of childhood, 75% of the tumor seen in the first two decades of life (6).
Chandra et al found that among 56 cases of cerebellar astrocytoma, 13 were hemispherical, 19 midline and 24 were extensive tumor (13).
Pencalet P, Maixner W, Sainte- RoseC, Lellouchi-Tubiana A, Cinali G, Zerha M, Pierre-Khan A, Hoppe-Hirsh E, Bourgeois, Renier D: Benign Cerebellar astrocytoma in children.
Recurrence of cerebellar astrocytoma, a violation of Collin's law.
It has traditionally been taught that most pediatric brain tumors (60%) are infratentorial and that these are equally divided among brainstem gliomas, cerebellar astrocytomas, and medulloblastomas (15,16,17,18,19,20,21).

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