Anaplastic astroblastoma of childhood: aggressive behavior

Kantar M. , Ertan Y., Turhan T. , Kitis Ö. , Anacak Y. , Akalin T., ...Daha Fazla

CHILDS NERVOUS SYSTEM, cilt.25, ss.1125-1129, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 25 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00381-009-0885-8
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1125-1129


Objective Astroblastoma is an unusual brain tumor in childhood. Tumor usually arises from cerebral hemispheres. This large tumor is well-demarcated, lobulated, solid or cystic, and therefore, may resemble glioblastoma. Histopathologically, there are two types of astroblastoma: well-differentiated (low-grade) or anaplastic (high-grade). In low-grade astroblastoma, treatment of choice is complete excision. This type of tumor usually does not recur. However, anaplastic tumors can recur despite surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy and may be problematic for clinician.