Subject Source: Medical Subject Headings
Notes = Neoplasms of the brain and spinal cord derived from glial cells which vary from histologically benign forms to highly anaplastic and malignant tumors. Fibrillary astrocytomas are the most common type and may be classified in order of increasing malignancy (grades I through IV). In the first two decades of life, astrocytomas tend to originate in the cerebellar hemispheres; in adults, they most frequently arise in the cerebrum and frequently undergo malignant transformation.,Created For = LHSA-Dott
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Identifier: LHB1 CC/24/PR2.5149
Scope and Contents
Typed case summary, correspondence, notes and chart relating to female from Great Britain (excluding Scotland) at first examination in 1946. Conditions mentioned include: cyst in left cerebellar hemisphere; astrocytoma; neoplasm; hemiplegia; headaches; dizziness; hypertonus; nystagmus; hearing loss; and papilloedema. Surgical and nonsurgical treatment given. Patient discharged.