Other Names for this Disease
- Cerebral astroblastoma
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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).Astroblastoma is a rare
Last updated: 9/4/2012
- Agarwal V, Mally R, Palande DA, Velho V. Cerebral astroblastoma: A case report and review of literature. Asian J Neurosurg. April 2012; 7(2):98-100. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3410171/. Accessed 9/4/2012.
- John D. Port, Daniel J. Brat, Peter C. Burger and Martin G. Pomper. Astroblastoma: Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation and Distinction from Ependymoma. AJNR. February 2002; 23:243-247.
- Sughrue ME et al. Clinical features and post-surgical outcome of patients with astroblastoma. J Clin Neurosci. June 2011; 18(6):750-754.
- Andrew D Norden, Milan G Chheda, Patrick Y Wen. Uncommon Brain Tumors. UpToDate. Waltham, MA: UpToDate; July 2012;
- The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
- 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.
- 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.