Low-grade astrocytomas of childhood.

  title={Low-grade astrocytomas of childhood.},
  author={Harold L. Rekate and S M Rakfal},
  journal={Neurologic clinics},
  volume={9 2},
Low-grade astrocytomas are the single most common form of pediatric brain tumor, representing 28% of the total. Prolonged survival and even cures can be expected in a substantial proportion of patients who present with these tumors. For a variety of reasons, the overall oncologic management of children with low-grade astrocytomas is extremely controversial. This article analyzes the available information related to the management of various forms of low-grade astrocytoma in childhood while… CONTINUE READING