Infiltrative astrocytomas of the thalamus.

@article{Krouwer1995InfiltrativeAO,
  title={Infiltrative astrocytomas of the thalamus.},
  author={Hendrikus G. J. Krouwer and Michael D. Prados},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={1995},
  volume={82 4},
  pages={548-57}
}
Clinical characteristics and outcome in 57 patients with infiltrative thalamic astrocytomas were analyzed retrospectively. The median patient age was 22 years (range 1 to 69 years). Fourteen patients had no surgery, 37 had biopsy, and six had subtotal resection. The histological diagnosis was astrocytoma in 14 patients, anaplastic astrocytoma in 25, and glioblastoma multiforme in two; two specimens were nondiagnostic. The initial treatment was conventional radiation therapy (RT) in 20 patients… CONTINUE READING
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