Is pilocytic astrocytoma a tumor of cerebellum?

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

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Yes. Most pilocytic astrocytomas occur in the cerebellum and the best treatment is neurosurgical removal, which is usually curative. Other locations also deserve surgery but total removal may be less feasible, for example in the optic chiasm and hypothalamus. In such cases some relatively well-tolerated chemotherapy may be helpful. Get several opinions from neuro-oncologists and neurosurgeons. Read more...

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