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Extensive surgical excision of large hemispheric "malignant" astrocytoma in a 6-week-old infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2825995     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A massive hemispheric "high"-grade astrocytoma, diagnosed in a 6-week-old infant, was totally excised by means of two craniotomies. The child is still alive and well with minimal neurological dysfunction 1.5 years after operation. This case report illustrates the benefit of aggressive surgical excision (without radiation or chemotherapy) of massive malignant neonatal astrocytomas. While surgical deficits may be minimized by the plasticity of the developing nervous system, extensive excision may yield occasional long-term palliation.
N E Epstein; S L Sundrani; A D Rosenthal; R E Decker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0256-7040     ISO Abbreviation:  Childs Nerv Syst     Publication Date:  1987  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-02-05     Completed Date:  1988-02-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503227     Medline TA:  Childs Nerv Syst     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  248-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY 11040.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Neoplasms / pathology,  surgery*
Cerebral Cortex / pathology,  surgery
Glioblastoma / pathology,  surgery*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Postoperative Complications / pathology
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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