Anorexia: an early sign of fourth ventricle astrocytoma in children

@article{Leroy2014AnorexiaAE,
  title={Anorexia: an early sign of fourth ventricle astrocytoma in children},
  author={Henri-Arthur Leroy and Marc Baroncini and Isabelle Delestret and Vincent Florent and Matthieu Vinchon},
  journal={Child's Nervous System},
  year={2014},
  volume={30},
  pages={2089-2095}
}
Paediatric low-grade astrocytomas of the fourth ventricle are rare tumours, generally revealed by hydrocephalus. However, some patients present with a history of severe anorexia. It might be a harbinger, which if recognized, could lead to earlier diagnosis. We decided to examine our database in order to evaluate the incidence and signification of anorexia in this context. Retrospective monocentric study of cases of low-grade astrocytomas of the fourth ventricle operated between 1991 and 2012 in… CONTINUE READING