Malignant cerebellar astrocytic tumours in children

  title={Malignant cerebellar astrocytic tumours in children},
  author={Jun Shinoda and Hiromu Yamada and Nobuyuki Sakai and Tatsumasa Ando and Toshiki Hirata and Hiroshi Hirayama},
  journal={Acta Neurochirurgica},
The authors reviewed 5 cases of histopathologically verified malignant cerebellar astrocytic tumours (2 anaplastic astrocytomas and 3 glioblastomas) in children admitted to our department. All cases exhibited symptoms and signs of increased intracranial pressure and of a cerebellar lesion. Brain stem symptoms were present in 4 cases. All of the tumours were located in or near the midline of the cerebellum with no large cyst. Surgical removal (70 to 90% removal) of the tumour was performed in 4… CONTINUE READING


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