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].
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).