Astroblastoma in a child

Unal, Ekrem; Koksal, Yavuz; Vajtai, Istvan; Toy, Hatice; Kocaogullar, Yalcin; Paksoy, Yahya (2008). Astroblastoma in a child. Child's nervous system, 24(2), pp. 165-8. Heidelberg: Springer 10.1007/s00381-007-0424-4

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BACKGROUND: Astroblastoma, an uncommon neuroepithelial tumor, typically presents in young adults as a well-circumscribed cortical or subcortical spherical mass. Astroblastoma may cause a diagnostic problem to anyone unfamiliar with its architectural and histological features. CASE HISTORY: We report the case of a 4-year-old boy who was referred for complaints of progressive deficits of balance and difficulty with walking during the previous 3 months. A large fronto-parietal cystic mass with solid mural nodule was discovered. Total removal of the tumor mass was performed, and a diagnosis of high grade (malignant) variant of astroblastoma was made. Postoperatively, the patient received radiation therapy, for a period of 11 weeks, followed by chemotherapy. He is in a good neurological recovery without any evidence of recurrence for 8 months. PROGNOSIS: The best treatment modality for astroblastoma is surgical resection if possible, whereas adjuvant therapy (radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy) can be considered in high-grade astroblastomas, with a close follow-up for all cases.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Pathology

UniBE Contributor:

Vajtai, Istvan

ISSN:

0256-7040

ISBN:

17653728

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:03

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:19

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s00381-007-0424-4

PubMed ID:

17653728

Web of Science ID:

000251871000003

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/27351 (FactScience: 106315)

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