A clinical and pathological review of 43 cases of cerebellar astrocytomas in children and young adults was undertaken. Thirty-one of the 36 surviving patients were examined by computed tomography. Twelve patients with asymptomatic tumour were detected. Histology was necessary to identify the higher risk "diffuse" group, but no histological features helped to identify tumours liable to recur. Improvements in the prognosis may occur with long term CT scanning.
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