Pilomyxoid astrocytoma: diagnosis, prognosis, and management.

Ricardo J Komotar, J. Mocco, Jess E. Jones, Brad E. Zacharia, Tarik Tihan, Neil A. Feldstein, Richard C E Anderson

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Abstract

Pilomyxoid astrocytoma (PMA) is a recently defined pediatric brain tumor; PMAs were previously classified within the pilocytic astrocytoma (PA) category. Nevertheless, PMA has different histological features and has been shown to behave more aggressively than PA. These findings indicate that PMA may be a unique entity that is distinct from PA, or it may be an unusual variant. To increase awareness of PMA within the neurosurgical community, the authors review the diagnostic criteria, prognostic implications, and current management of this recently described pediatric low-grade astrocytoma.

Original languageEnglish
JournalNeurosurgical Focus
Volume18
Issue number6 A
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Komotar, R. J., Mocco, J., Jones, J. E., Zacharia, B. E., Tihan, T., Feldstein, N. A., & Anderson, R. C. E. (2005). Pilomyxoid astrocytoma: diagnosis, prognosis, and management. Neurosurgical Focus, 18(6 A).

Pilomyxoid astrocytoma : diagnosis, prognosis, and management. / Komotar, Ricardo J; Mocco, J.; Jones, Jess E.; Zacharia, Brad E.; Tihan, Tarik; Feldstein, Neil A.; Anderson, Richard C E.

In: Neurosurgical Focus, Vol. 18, No. 6 A, 01.01.2005.

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Komotar, RJ, Mocco, J, Jones, JE, Zacharia, BE, Tihan, T, Feldstein, NA & Anderson, RCE 2005, 'Pilomyxoid astrocytoma: diagnosis, prognosis, and management.', Neurosurgical Focus, vol. 18, no. 6 A.
Komotar RJ, Mocco J, Jones JE, Zacharia BE, Tihan T, Feldstein NA et al. Pilomyxoid astrocytoma: diagnosis, prognosis, and management. Neurosurgical Focus. 2005 Jan 1;18(6 A).
Komotar, Ricardo J ; Mocco, J. ; Jones, Jess E. ; Zacharia, Brad E. ; Tihan, Tarik ; Feldstein, Neil A. ; Anderson, Richard C E. / Pilomyxoid astrocytoma : diagnosis, prognosis, and management. In: Neurosurgical Focus. 2005 ; Vol. 18, No. 6 A.
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