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Other Names for this Disease
- Cerebral astroblastoma
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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).
- Agarwal V, Mally R, Palande DA, Velho V. Cerebral astroblastoma: A case report and review of literature. Asian J Neurosurg. April 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3410171/. Accessed September 4, 2012.
- John D. Port, Daniel J. Brat, Peter C. Burger and Martin G. Pomper. Astroblastoma: Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation and Distinction from Ependymoma. AJNR. February 2002.
- Sughrue ME et al. Clinical features and post-surgical outcome of patients with astroblastoma. J Clin Neurosci. June 2011.
- Andrew D Norden, Milan G Chheda, Patrick Y Wen. Uncommon Brain Tumors. UpToDate. Waltham, MA: UpToDate; July 2012.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Astroblastoma. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.
Selected Full-Text Journal Articles
- Agarwal V, Mally R, Palande DA, Velho V. Cerebral astroblastoma: A case report and review of literature. Asian J Neurosurg. 2012 Apr;7(2):98-100.
- Kemerdere R, Dashti R, Ulu MO, Biçeroglu H, Demiröz AS, Albayram S, Erdinçler P. Supratentorial high grade astroblastoma: report of two cases and review of the literature. Turk Neurosurg. 2009 Apr;19(2):149-52. Review.
- Port JD, Brat DJ, Burger PC, Pomper MG. Astroblastoma: radiologic-pathologic correlation and distinction from ependymoma. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2002 Feb;23(2):243-7.