RECCURENT ANAPLASTIC ASTROCYTOMA IN A PAEDIATRIC PATIENT: A CASE REPORT
Christina Joshi*, Geetha Jayaprakash*, Anagha Pillai and Dastagir Khan B. N.
Anaplastic Astrocytoma is an uncommon form of malignant brain tumour of star shaped astrocytes. Astrocytes comes in 4 stages out of which Anaplastic Astrocytoma is 3rd grade. The actual cause of AA is not known. Males are more vulnerable to the disease than females. AA are estimated to affect 5 – 8 out of 100,000 in general population. Surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy which are used alone or in combination with others are the treatment options for the disease. We herein report a rare presentation of anaplastic astrocytoma in a 14-year-old male paediatric patient.
Keywords: Anaplastic Astrocytoma, Temozolomide, Resistance.
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