Astroblastoma

Common Name(s)

Astroblastoma

Astroblastoma is a rare glial tumor usually located in the cerebral hemisphere of the brain. It can occur in individuals of any age, but occurs predominantly in children and young adults. Signs and symptoms depend on the location and size of the tumor but most commonly include headaches and seizures. Because these tumors are rare, there is little known regarding their behavior and how they should be managed. Gross total resection (complete removal) of the tumor is recommended and is associated with a good prognosis for low-grade tumors. Adjuvant therapy, including radiation and/or chemotherapy, is recommended for high-grade and recurrent cases (although its effectiveness is controversial).
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Astroblastoma" returned 7 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Mixed astroblastoma-arteriovenous malformation complex: a case report.
 

Author(s): Kun Yao, Tian-Fu Li, Ming-Wang Zhu, Ze-Jun Duan, Chang-Qing Liu, Ji-Qiang Wang, Ze-Liang Hu, Yu Bian, Xue-Ling Qi

Journal: Neurol India. ;61(4):439-42.

 

Last Updated: 5 Sep 2013

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Anaplastic astroblastoma: a rare glial tumour.
 

Author(s): Fariba Binesh, Ali Akhavan, Hossein Navabii, Mohammadreza Mehrabaniyan

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Astroblastoma is a rarely diagnosed primary brain neoplasm whose histogenesis has been clarified recently. It occurs in children and young adults and presents as a well-circumscribed, contrast enhancing lesion in the cerebral hemisphere. Here the authors present a case of 25-year-old ...

Last Updated: 8 Jun 2012

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Low-grade astroblastoma recurring with extensive invasion.
 

Author(s): Masatomo Kaji, Hideo Takeshima, Yoichi Nakazato, Jun-ichi Kuratsu

Journal: Neurol. Med. Chir. (Tokyo). 2006 Sep;46(9):450-4.

 

A 17-year-old male presented with morning headache and double vision. Neuroimaging revealed a lobulated enhanced mass lesion with a blurred margin and remarkable peritumoral edema, and high uptake of methionine. The gray, soft, well-circumscribed mass was grossly totally resected. ...

Last Updated: 25 Sep 2006

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The terms "Astroblastoma" returned 3 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Supratentorial high grade astroblastoma: report of two cases and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Rahşan Kemerdere, Reza Dashti, Mustafa Onur Ulu, Hüseyin Biçeroğlu, Ahu Senem Demiröz, Sait Albayram, Pamir Erdinçler

Journal: Turk Neurosurg. 2009 Apr;19(2):149-52.

 

Astroblastoma is a rare glial tumor with uncertain histopathological origin and unpredictable clinical behavior. In this report, the authors present two cases of high grade intracerebral astroblastomas. Both tumors occurred in children as supratentorial, well-circumscribed, peripheral ...

Last Updated: 11 May 2009

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Complete surgical resection of high-grade astroblastoma with long time survival: case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): P Miranda, R D Lobato, A Cabello, P A Gómez, A Martínez de Aragón

Journal: Neurocirugia (Astur). 2006 Feb;17(1):60-3.

 

Astroblastoma is a rare glial neoplasm of unknown origin and uncertain prognosis. It usually presents in young adults as a well circumscribed hemispheric mass, often associated with a cystic component. The histological features of astroblastoma are the presence of typical astroblastic ...

Last Updated: 27 Mar 2006

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[Cerebral astroblastoma: report of a case and literature review].
 

Author(s): G Catalán-Uribarrena, P De Las Heras-Echeverría, B Catón-Santaren, L J Martínez-Soto, M V Torrecilla-Sardón, A Ramos-González

Journal: Neurocirugia (Astur). 2002 Oct;13(5):378-84; discussion 384.

 

We report a new case of low grade astroblastoma of pure type and consider the definition and the clinical, neuroimaging, intraoperative and pathological characteristics of this type of uncommon intracranial tumour. We analyse the differences found in the literature concerning the ...

Last Updated: 21 Nov 2002

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