Hemispheric supratentorial astrocytomas in children. Long-term results in 29 cases.

@article{Mercuri1981HemisphericSA,
  title={Hemispheric supratentorial astrocytomas in children. Long-term results in 29 cases.},
  author={S. M. Mercuri and Alessandra Russo and Lucio Palma},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1981},
  volume={55 2},
  pages={170-3}
}
In a series of 41 cases of hemispheric supratentorial astrocytoma (HSA) in children, 29 patients have been followed for periods ranging from 5 to 27 years. The follow-up data show that HSA's are relatively benign tumors. Twenty-two patients (76%) are still living: 12 in good, eight in fair, and two in poor neurological condition. Their mean survival is 13.3 years. Five patients died from tumor recurrence within 4 years of the operation. All five were operated on before the age of 8 years. The… CONTINUE READING

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