astrocytoma

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astrocytoma

[‚as·trə‚sī′tōm·ə]
(medicine)
A slow-growing glial tumor made up of cells resembling astrocytes; often it will undergo malignant change and assume the appearance and growth characteristics of a glioblastoma.
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Caption: Figure 4: Low-grade astrocytoma. Panel a: Squash smears (x10) revealed features of a neoplasm with round monomorphic nuclei in a fibrillary background.
Phase II study of sorafenib in children with recurrent or progressive low-grade astrocytomas. Neuro Oncol 2014;16:1408-16.
Neurosurgical management of low-grade astrocytoma of the cerebral hemispheres.
(1) Surgery is the cornerstone of treatment for the majority of low-grade astrocytomas, while postoperative radiotherapy has been shown to lengthen the progression-free period without significantly affecting the overall survival - median survival is 7.2 - 7.4 years.
Shamsie's chosen charity, Astrofund is dedicated to finding a cure for low-grade astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma, oligoastrocytoma and ependymoma brain tumours by raising money to support low-grade glioma research projects at neuro-oncology research centres in the UK.
Pascuzzi: The initial biopsy showed a low-grade astrocytoma. These tumors are often categorized based on the appearance of the cells, and there can be different cell types found in these tumors.
Potential diagnoses included an infiltrating astrocytoma, an angiocentric glioma, and a diffuse variant of a low-grade astrocytoma such as a pilocytic astrocytoma.
Among paediatric age group, intra-axial tumours (83%) were commoner than extra-axial ones (17%) with low-grade astrocytoma (38%) as the commonest lesion followed by medulloblastoma (29%) and ependymoma (17%).
Run entirely by volunteers, Astrofund aims to find a cure for low-grade Astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma, oligoastrocytoma and ependymoma brain tumours.
PET and SPECT for detection of tumor progression in irradiated low-grade astrocytoma: A receiver-operating-characteristic analysis.
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