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Adult Low Grade Infiltrative Supratentorial Astrocytoma Oligodendroglioma
My 8 yr old nephew has been diagnosed with a low grade astrocytoma glioma. Will radiotherapy be considered as surgery is NT an option.? Prognosis.?
My area..: The above is correct. We use carbo/vincristine to delay things until about age 5-6, but it tends to slow down the tumors while kids' brains develop at those ages. After about 5-8 we use radiation if not resectable (resection is an option ...Not all of these cab be removed without a huge amount of resultant issues). For these, we use protons at my center to minimize normal brain exposure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Astrocytoma is a tumor that is arising from a specific cell type in the central nervous system (brain or spine) that is called astrocyte. These are the cells that support the actual nerve cells (neurons). It is a common type of nervous system tumor, which has different types, benign to malignant. Treatment is tailored according to this as well ...Read more
Brain tumor: Low grade astroctyomas can have a very variable course as far as growth. These are tumors that need to be monitored and if growth is suspected then therapies such as chemotherapy or radiation therapy might need to be given. You should be followed by both a neurosurgeon and a oncologist who specializes in tumors of the brain. ...Read more
Why is pituitary adenoma infratentorial in adult tumors but craniopharyngioma is supratentorial in childhood?
Sella Turcica: The tentorium cerebelli separates the cerebellum from the cerebrum. Supratentorial means ABOVE the tentorium and Infratentorial means BELOW. The pituitary gland sits in a special area called the hypophyseal fossa or sella turcia which is technically neither. Craniopharyngioma and pituitary adenoma grow SUPRATENTORIALLY in almost all cases, but rarely invade the clivus into the posterior fossa. ...Read more
Friend told me a few days ago that she has an astrocytoma, she's recieving chemotherapy. What is this?
Brain tumors: Cerebellar astrocytomas are a tumor of mostly childhood. Despite extensive research to date no known etiology or source of this tumor has been reliably identified ...Read more
3 years: The median survival for patients with a diagnosis of an anaplastic astrocytoma is 2.8 years (reference: journal of neurosurgery. 2007 apr;106(4):575-81.). The most important factor in determining the survival time period is the extent to which the tumor is removed surgically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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