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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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A population-based study of the incidence and survival rates in patients with pilocytic astrocytoma. J Neurosurg 2003;98:1170-4.
The differential diagnosis of tanycytic ependymoma includes schwannoma and pilocytic astrocytoma, which makes the diagnosis more challenging and difficult.
Pilocytic astrocytoma (PA) form of ONA is a rare, slow-growing glioma, classified as grade-I tumor by the World Health Organization (WHO) [2] (Table 1).
Again, several reports have found that mTOR pathway is frequently activated in other low-grade astrocytomas such as pediatric low-grade glioma (PLGG) and pilocytic astrocytoma (PA) [134, 135], while to date there are only few morphological studies regarding the role of mTOR in anaplastic astrocytoma (WHO grade III glioma) [136-138].
Treatment results of juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma. J Neurosurg.1988; 69: 171-6.
Astrocytoma is the major type of CNS tumors in NF1, and pilocytic astrocytoma (WHO grade I) the main histological subtype3,4.
Kelly-Anne Adams-Fielding has pledged to become a 'fundraiser for life' for the hospital where fiveyear-old Megan is treated for Posterior Fossa Pilocytic Astrocytoma tumour, which affects her co-ordination and balance.
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.
- Pilocytic Astrocytoma Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2015
[USPRwire, Mon Apr 27 2015] GlobalData's clinical trial report, "Pilocytic Astrocytoma Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2015" provides data on the Pilocytic Astrocytoma clinical trial scenario.