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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Prognosis of the so-called "diffuse" cerebellar astrocytoma. Neurosurgery 1984;15:315-7.
Cerebellar astrocytoma accounts for more than 10% of paediatric intracranial tumours and 25% of all posterior fossa tumours of children.
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).
Chandra et al found that among 56 cases of cerebellar astrocytoma, 13 were hemispherical, 19 midline and 24 were extensive tumor (13).
(9.) 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.
Klinker L: Long term prognosis of children with benign Cerebellar astrocytoma; J Neurosurg: 49; 179-184.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty patients with cerebellar astrocytomas have been managed by the Department of Neurosurgery at Mamata General Hospital, Khammam, India, between the period from August 2010 to March 2013 were studied prospectively.
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).
Cerebellar astrocytomas of infancy (juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma) are thought to be curable with surgery.

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