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Long-term survival of an infant with 'anaplastic' astrocytoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9419039     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Anaplastic astrocytomas are intermediate in differentiation between astrocytoma and glioblastoma multiforme. Survival with anaplastic astrocytoma is favorably affected by extensive anaplasia, maximal resection and presentation in early life. We report a 2-month-old infant who had a tumor of astrocytic lineage with anaplastic features of necrosis, nuclear atypia and mitotic activity. Following subtotal resection the child is alive but has a radiologically visible tumor.
Authors:
B Connolly; S I Blaser; R P Humphreys; L Becker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric neurosurgery     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1016-2291     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Publication Date:  1997 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-01-13     Completed Date:  1998-01-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9114967     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  97-102     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ont., Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Brain / pathology*,  surgery
Brain Neoplasms / classification,  pathology*,  surgery
Female
Glioblastoma / classification,  pathology*,  surgery
Humans
Infant
Survivors*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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