Posterior fossa astrocytoma

Posterior fossa astrocytomas, those arising either from the cerebellum or from the brainstem are most frequently seen in children. Approximately 60% of all pediatric astrocytomas are found in the posterior fossa (20% brainstem, 40% cerebellum).

Many types of astrocytoma are found in the posterior fossa of children, however, two make up the majority of cases:

Astrocytic tumour

Article information

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Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Posterior fossa astrocytomas

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: pilocytic astrocytoma
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  • Case 2: diffuse pontine glioma
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