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Combined fontanelle puncture and surgical operation in treatment of desmoplastic infantile astrocytoma: case report and a review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19671888     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Desmoplastic infantile astrocytoma is a rare low-grade malignant brain tumor found in infants. Its pathological diagnosis can be made on the basis of its histological characteristics and immunohistochemical staining. A case of desmoplastic infantile astrocytoma, including its clinical manifestations, pathological characteristics, differential diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis, is reported. Presurgical percutaneous decompression and subsequent resection resulted in a satisfactory therapeutic outcome.
Shuo Gu; Nan Bao; Min-Zhi Yin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2009-08-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of child neurology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1708-8283     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Child Neurol.     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-26     Completed Date:  2010-03-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8606714     Medline TA:  J Child Neurol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  216-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
Neurosurgery Department, Shanghai Children's Medical Center, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200127, China.
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MeSH Terms
Astrocytoma / diagnosis,  pathology*,  surgery*
Brain / pathology,  radiography,  surgery
Brain Neoplasms / diagnosis,  pathology*,  surgery*
Cranial Fontanelles / pathology,  radiography,  surgery*
Diagnosis, Differential
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Neurosurgical Procedures / methods*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome

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