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Other Names for this Disease
- Juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma
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The exact underlying cause of pilocytic astrocytomas is currently unknown. Although most are thought to be sporadic (occurring by chance in an affected individual), they are known to be associated with certain genetic disorders including neurofibromatosis type I (NF1), Li-Fraumeni syndrome, and tuberous sclerosis.
Last updated: 8/14/2013
- Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma. NORD. 2007; http://www.rarediseases.org/rare-disease-information/rare-diseases/byID/1194/viewAbstract. Accessed 8/9/2013.