Prognostic parameters in benign astrocytomas

  title={Prognostic parameters in benign astrocytomas},
  author={Lars W Westergaard and Flemming Gjerris and L H Klinken},
  journal={Acta Neurochirurgica},
To elucidate the prognosis of different types of benign astrocytomas and to ascertain whether patients with partially resected benign astrocytomas, or any subtype of these, would benefit from postoperative radiotherapy, we studied retrospectively material comprising 300 patients with benign astrocytomas treated in the period 1956 to 1991. The pilocytic type of astrocytoma was found to have an outstandingly good prognosis and should be regarded as a distinct nosological entity. For the non… CONTINUE READING

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