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Is pilocytic astrocytoma a tumor of cerebellum?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered

Specializes in Pathology

Often: More often than not, these do occur in the lower portions of the brain.

Answered 4/5/2016

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Dr. Jeffrey Buchsbaum answered

Specializes in Radiation Oncology

In theory anywhere: In theory, it could happen anywhere in the brain, but most juvenile pilocytic astrocytomas are in the supratentorial brain (outside of the posterior fossa). Posterior fossa tumors are typically ependymoma, medulloblastoma in kids. Jpa's don't happen in adults (adults get lgg's, or who ii low grade gliomas..Just almost never who i tumors). Most stem lesions are not jpa's, but they happen too.

Answered 11/27/2017

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