Malignant cerebellar astrocytomas in childhood: Experience with four cases

Roberto Bristot, Antonino Raco, Tommaso Vangelista, Roberto Delfini

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Abstract

The most frequent type of cerebellar astrocytoma in children is the pilocytic variety, for which the treatment of choice and prognosis are now well established. In contrast, an anaplastic lesion in this site is extremely rare. The authors present four cases of high-grade astrocytoma in a cerebellar site. They discuss the best type of treatment for this pathology, with particular reference to postoperative radiotherapy and chemotherapy, in the light of their results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)532-536
Number of pages5
JournalChild's Nervous System
Volume14
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1998

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Keywords

  • Cerebellar tumors
  • Glioblastomas
  • Malignant astrocytomas
  • Pediatric tumors
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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