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|On the degree of malignancy is divided into four groups of astrocytomas:
Pilotsitarnaya astrocytoma - I degree of malignancy.
Fibrilyarnaya astrocytoma - II degree of malignancy.
Anaplastic astrocytoma - III degree of malignancy.
Glioblastoma - IV degree of malignancy.
Malignant astrocytic tumors such as anaplastic astrocytoma and glioblastoma multiforme, is about 60% of all brain tumors and treat malignant gliomas. The average ... Read more »
|The most frequent symptoms of astrocytoma: headache, seizures, changes in the behavior of the patient, the weakening of memory.
May also develop speech disorder, nausea with vomiting, impaired vision, unsteady gait.
The first symptoms of any brain tumor may be due to the cause of tumor development. Growth could increase pressure on the brain, and symptoms may be:
|Oncologist must ascertain and identify the symptoms and get acquainted with the history of the disease. Necessary to conduct a general medical examination.
Diagnosis of cerebral astrocytoma may include the following diagnostic procedures:
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) - a survey using electromagnetic waves to determine the anatomy of the brain. It's quite sensitive and accurate way to determine brain tumor;
CT (computed tomography) - a device th... Read more »
|Treatment of astrocytoma is determined based on location, size and extent of the tumor. Treatment may include:
Surgery to remove astrocytoma
The surgery is to remove as much as possible, most of the tumor. If the tumor is high, surgery can often be accompanied by radiotherapy, radiosurgery or chemotherapy to prevent further spread.
Radiation therapy (or radiotherapy) in the treatment of astrocytomas... Read more »