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By what age do retinal cells stop dividing?Is is likely for a 20 yo to get retinoblastoma? Can one get it in just 20 days?Can slit-lamp detect it?
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
What are the risks of operating the retinal detachment on a 2y.O. Who had a prior retinoblastoma, which is considered now cured?
Risks vs. rewards: The risks of surgery need to be weighed against the benefit of restoring or maintaining sight. If the chances of visual improvement are low, surgery may not be appropriate. If there is a chance of improvement in the long term, however, surgery would be appropriate. Please speak with your retinal surgeon and pediatric ophthalmologist; they should guide you in the right direction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More info needed: Gliomas are tumors of support cells of the nervous system called glial cells. Most of them occur in the brain. Treament depends on the site and grade of the tumor. High-grade tumors are very difficult to cure, whereas low-grade tumors have a better prognosis. Surgical removal is possible, depending upon the site and degree of spread. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tumor in brain: Gliomas are tumors arising from cells called glia in the brain. This is the most common brain tumor in adults. Brainstem is the part of the brain that contains many automatic functions and links the bulk of the brain with the body. This includes the midbrain, pons, and medulla. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Primary brain tumor: Glioma is a tumor that originates from the brain cells themselves. This is in distinction to tumors (cancer) that spread to the brain from somewhere else, or some benign tumors that occur on certain nerves or grow on the covering of the brain (meningioma). Gliomas are usually treated by a combination of surgery, radiation, and sometimes chemotherapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Better prognosis.: A glioma is a CNS tumor composed of glial cells. The types of gliomas are astrocytoma, ependymoma, oligodendroglioma and mixede type. They originate most commonly in the brain. A low grade glioma is a well differentiated tumor that, while not benign, carries a better prognosis with an age-standardized 10 year relative survival rate of 47%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Glioma: A grade IV glioma is a very serious disorders of the brain. This tumor is a high grade and based on the age of the child not a good finding. Despite some promising therapies so far no one has come up with a reasonable treatment that can lead to a cure, there are rare exception but these are not common. ...Read more
See an expert : High grade glioma is a malignant brain tumor seen in children and adults. There are no easy solutions for them. My advice is to see a national expert. If you are in Northern California as your profile suggests, the Pediatric Brain Tumor Center at UCSF is one of the largest pediatric neurooncology programs in the country. Clinical Trials may be an option to consider. ...Read more
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