Postoperative surveillance of pediatric cerebellar pilocytic astrocytoma

  title={Postoperative surveillance of pediatric cerebellar pilocytic astrocytoma},
  author={Raphael Alford and Lynn Gargan and Daniel Charles Bowers and Laura J Klesse and B Weprin and Korgun Koral},
  journal={Journal of Neuro-Oncology},
The purpose of this study was to identify the optimal frequency and duration of magnetic resonance imaging follow-up in children who had gross totally resected cerebellar pilocytic astrocytomas (CPAs). Our hypothesis was that following two MR examinations, separated by at least 3 months, showing no evidence of tumor, gross totally resected CPAs did not recur and no further imaging follow-up was necessary. Retrospective review of Neuro-Oncology database from 1/2000 to 7/2013 yielded 53 patients… CONTINUE READING