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Pediatric Astroblastoma: A Rare Case with a Review of the Literature.
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PMID:  23038221     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Astroblastoma is a rare glial tumor with uncertain histopathological origin and unpredictable clinical behavior. We present a case of an 11-year-old girl who presented with headache and blurring of vision for 2 months. A well-demarcated mass was found in the right frontoparietal lobe on a brain MRI. The patient was treated with total tumor resection followed by postoperative radiotherapy. Histologically, the features were suggestive of high-grade astroblastoma. The patient is alive and disease free 23 months after surgery. The characteristic radiological and histopathological features and treatment of this case are described with a literature review.
Authors:
Divya Khosla; Budhi S Yadav; Ritesh Kumar; Pallivi Agrawal; Nandita Kakkar; Firuza D Patel; Suresh C Sharma
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric neurosurgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1423-0305     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9114967     Medline TA:  Pediatr Neurosurg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Affiliation:
Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology, Regional Cancer Centre, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.
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