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Tumor group: Other astrocytic tumors
Pilocytic astrocytoma
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Variant: Pilomyxoid astrocytoma
Subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SEGA)
Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (PXA)
Anaplastic pleomorphic xantoastrocytoma








Pilocytic astrocytoma




Case reports


ENLARGEMENT FOLLOWING IRRADIATION


Trunin Y, Golanov AV, Kostjuchenko VV, Galkin M, Konovalov AN.
Pilocytic Astrocytoma Enlargement Following Irradiation: Relapse or Pseudoprogression?
Cureus. 2017 Feb 21;9(2):e1045. doi: 10.7759/cureus.1045.
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FOLLOWING A BRAINSTEM GLIOMA


Satyarthee GD, Sudhan MD, Mehta VS.
Pilocytic Midbrain Astrocytoma Presenting with Fresh Bleed after Twenty-one-years Survival Following First Surgery: A Unique Case of Longest Brainstem Glioma Survival.
J Neurosci Rural Pract. 2016 Dec;7(Suppl 1):S88-S90. doi: 10.4103/0976-3147.196452. Online 2016 Dec 26.
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INTRAVENTRICULAR TUMOR


Sattar S, Akhunzada NZ, Javed G, Uddin Z, Khan YA.
Pilocytic astrocytoma: A rare presentation as intraventricular tumor.
Surg Neurol Int. 2017 Jun 13;8:116. doi: 10.4103/sni.sni_468_16. eCollection 2017.
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OPTIC NERVE PILOCYTIC ASTROCYTOMA


Menon SG, Raju VNJ, Bhandary SV, Addoor KR.
Recurrent Optic Nerve Pilocytic Astrocytoma: A Rare Case.
J Clin Diagn Res. 2017 May;11(5):ND03-ND04. doi: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/26991.9824. Epub 2017 May 1.
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SPINAL METASTASIS


Munshey A, Moore J, Maclean C, Longano A, Goldschlager T.
Cranial pilocytic astrocytoma with spinal drop metastasis in an adult: case report and literature review.
World Neurosurg. 2016 Aug 12. pii: S1878-8750(16)30679-9. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.08.013. [Epub ahead of print]
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Prognosis


GROSS-TOTAL RESECTION


Dodgshun AJ, Maixner WJ, Hansford JR, Sullivan MJ.
Low rates of recurrence and slow progression of pediatric pilocytic astrocytoma after gross-total resection: justification for reducing surveillance imaging.
J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 May;17(5):569-72. doi: 10.3171/2015.9.PEDS15449. Epub 2016 Jan 1.
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VARIANTS ASSOCIATED WITH TUMOUR LOCATION


Sexton-Oates A, Dodgshun A, Hovestadt V, Jones DT, Ashley DM, Sullivan M, MacGregor D, Saffery R.
Methylation profiling of paediatric pilocytic astrocytoma reveals variants specifically associated with tumour location and predictive of recurrence.
Mol Oncol. 2017 Apr 7. doi: 10.1002/1878-0261.12062. [Epub ahead of print]
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Treatment



Miller C, Guillaume D, Dusenbery K, Clark HB, Moertel C.
Report of effective trametinib therapy in 2 children with progressive hypothalamic optic pathway pilocytic astrocytoma: documentation of volumetric response.
J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Dec 23:1-6. doi: 10.3171/2016.9.PEDS16328. [Epub ahead of print]
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Xi G, Li YD, Grahovac G, Rajaram V, Wadhwani N, Pundy T, Mania-Farnell B, James CD, Tomita T.
Targeting CD133 improves chemotherapeutic efficacy of recurrent pediatric pilocytic astrocytoma following prolonged chemotherapy.
Mol Cancer. 2017 Jan 31;16(1):21. doi: 10.1186/s12943-017-0593-z.
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Pilomyxoid astrocytoma



Case reports



He J, Li X, Zhu W, Li C, Gong J.
Posterior fossa pilomyxoid astrocytoma with spontaneous hemorrhage in pediatric patients.
Childs Nerv Syst. 2017 Jul 24. doi: 10.1007/s00381-017-3549-0. [Epub ahead of print]

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Subependymal giant cell astrocytoma




Treatment


Dadey DY, Kamath AA, Leuthardt EC, Smyth MD.
Laser interstitial thermal therapy for subependymal giant cell astrocytoma: technical case report.
Neurosurg Focus. 2016 Oct;41(4):E9.
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Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma




Case reports


ANAPLASTIC FEATURES


Patibandla MR, Nayak M, Purohit AK, Thotakura AK, Uppin M, Challa S.
Pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma with anaplastic features: A rare case report and review of literature with reference to current management.
Asian J Neurosurg. 2016 Jul-Sep;11(3):319. doi: 10.4103/1793-5482.144161.
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Rutkowski MJ, Oh T, Niflioglu GG, Safaee M, Tihan T, Parsa AT.
Pleomorphic Xanthoastrocytoma with anaplastic features: a retrospective case series.
World Neurosurg. 2016 Jul 28. pii: S1878-8750(16)30610-6. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2016.07.068. [Epub ahead of print]
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ADULT CEREBELLUM


Chen AS, Paldor I, Tsui AE, Yuen TI.
Pilomyxoid astrocytoma in the adult cerebellum.
J Clin Neurosci. 2016 May;27:170-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2015.11.008. Epub 2016 Jan 14.
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