Biopsy results showed the tumour was a low grade astrocytoma
but two years ago, she was told the tumour was cancerous.
Angela was diagnosed with a low grade astrocytoma
while she was in her final year at Edinburgh University at 21.
Low grade astrocytoma
(grade II) comes with TP53 mutation (59%), after about 5.
Management of choice for patients with low grade astrocytoma is still not clear and is controversial9-11.
Treatment and survival of low grade astrocytoma in adults 1988-1988.
The most common primary tumour of optic nerve (ON) is a benign glioma, which is a low grade astrocytoma
, representing 2-5% of brain tumours in children with an earlier and more severe clinical presentation in children with sporadic tumours than in children with NF 1.
Case 1 shows a high grade astrocytoma and cases 2 and 3 reveal a low grade astrocytoma
HISTOPATHOLOGIC FEATURES: Histopathological examinations in twenty eight patients showed low grade astrocytoma
and two cases had malignant tumors.
Recent reviews of the literature by Hader, et al and Sobowale, et al revealed secondary PNETs after brain radiation for retinoblastoma, pilocytic astrocytoma, ependymoma, oligodendroglioma, and low grade astrocytomas
In our study incidence of low grade astrocytomas
were the commonest of all gliomas and fibrillary astrocytoma was the frequent histological type among astrocytomas.
Prognosis for completely resected low grade astrocytomas
is extremely good without further treatment.
Variable reports to the frequency of total excions for low grade astrocytomas
exist in literature some as low as 5% and others documenting many as amenable to resection14-16.