Malignant astrocytic gliomas in children.

  title={Malignant astrocytic gliomas in children.},
  author={Mary J Marchese and Chu Huai Chang},
  volume={65 12},
Between 1957 and 1980, 54 children less than 20 years of age with a diagnosis of glioblastoma multiforme or malignant astrocytoma were treated. All patients had a minimum follow-up period of 5 years. Twenty-seven patients had glioblastoma multiforme and 27 had malignant astrocytoma. The median age was 8 years for glioblastoma multiforme patients and 10 years for malignant astrocytoma patients. All patients received radiation therapy, but two died of postoperative complications and did not… CONTINUE READING


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