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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The terms "Astroblastoma" returned 11 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Distant dissemination of mixed low-grade astroblastoma-arteriovenous malformation after initial operation: a case report.
 

Author(s): Kun Yao, Bin Wu, Mei Xi, Zejun Duan, Jiqiang Wang, Xueling Qi

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We present a rare case of low-grade astroblastoma coexisting with an arteriovenous malformation (AVM) underwent surgery two times in a 38-year-old man. After the first surgery, this case was reported as a mixed low-grade astroblastoma and AVM. The lesion was completely resected surgically ...

Last Updated: 11 Aug 2015

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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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Astroblastoma - a case report of a rare neuroepithelial tumor with complete remission after chemotherapy.
 

Author(s): M Bergkåsa, S Sundstrøm, S Gulati, S H Torp

Journal: Clin. Neuropathol.. ;30(6):301-6.

 

Astroblastoma is a rare glial tumor of uncertain origin affecting mostly children, adolescents and young adults. Given the rarity and the definitional problems concerning this tumor entity, the prognosis and appropriate treatment are at this point unclear.

Last Updated: 20 Oct 2011

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The terms "Astroblastoma" returned 4 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Astroblastoma of cerebrum: A rare case report and review of literature.
 

Author(s): Satya Narayan, Akhil Kapoor, Mukesh Kumar Singhal, Shankar Lal Jakhar, Puneet Kumar Bagri, Prakash Singh Rajput, Harvindra Singh Kumar

Journal: J Cancer Res Ther. ;11(3):667.

 

Astroblastoma is a rare neuroepithelial primary brain tumor of uncertain origin. They form 0.45-2.8% of all the neuroglial tumors. This tumor is usually localized in the cerebral hemisphere of young adults and children. The authors report a case of low-grade astroblastoma in a 16-year-old ...

Last Updated: 13 Oct 2015

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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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