Prognostic factors in intramedullary astrocytomas: a literature review

@article{Bene2009PrognosticFI,
  title={Prognostic factors in intramedullary astrocytomas: a literature review},
  author={Vladim{\'i}r Bene{\vs} and Pavel Barsa and Petr Suchomel},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={18},
  pages={1397-1422}
}
Astrocytomas affect a significant portion of patients with intramedullary tumors. These infiltratively growing tumors are treated by a variety of methods—biopsy and decompressive surgery, maximal safe resection, adjuvant oncological therapy. Also, numerous prognostic factors are reported in the literature. Better understanding of factors that influence… CONTINUE READING