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Juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma

Juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma: Introduction

Juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma: A type of brain tumor that occurs in children and young adults. The tumor is derived from a type of cell called an astrocyte and it can occur in various parts of the brain as well as the optic pathways and the spinal cord. Malignancy is rare. Symptoms may vary depending on the size and location of the tumor. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma is available below.

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Treatments for Juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma

  • Watchful waiting with regular review and rescanning
  • Antiepileptics for associated seizures
  • Surgery
  • Radiotherapy - often reserved for recurrent disease
  • Chemotherapy - current interest in its use as initial treatment for low grade tumors
  • more treatments...»

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  1. Juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
 

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