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Subject Source: Medical Subject Headings
Scope Note: 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

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

PR2.12301, 1952

Identifier: LHB1 CC/24/PR2.12301
Scope and Contents Typed postmortem report relating to male patient aged 55 at first examination in 1952. Conditions mentioned include: astrocytoma; and disseminated sclerosis. No treatment given. Patient died in hospital.
Dates: 1952

PR2.16122, 1956

Identifier: LHB1 CC/24/PR2.16122
Scope and Contents Typed case summary, reports and charts relating to male from Edinburgh and the Lothians aged 60 at first examination in 1956. Conditions mentioned include: malignant astrocytoma; epilepsy; seizures; confusion; altered behaviour; homonymous hemianopia; drowsiness; hemiparesis; papilloedema; chest infection; gait disorder; and tremor. Surgical treatment given. Patient died in hospital.
Dates: 1956