Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2021 , Vol 31 , Num 1
Cerebellar Astrocytomas
Alparslan KIRIK1,Özkan TEHLİ1
1Sağlık Bilimleri Üniversitesi, Gülhane Tıp Fakültesi, Beyin ve Sinir Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, Ankara, Türkiye Astrocytomas are the most common tumors among glial tumors. They can be located anywhere in the brain as well as in the cerebellum. Although grade 1 (pilocytic astrocytoma) is the most common type, other types of astrocytomas can also be seen in the cerebellum. Pilocytic astrocytomas are one of the most common posterior fossa tumors in childhood and generally stand out with cystic and solid components. Magnetic resonance imaging is the gold standard for the diagnosis of cerebellar astrocytomas. Treatment is primarily surgery. Although total resection is the main aim of treatment, radiotherapy and chemotherapy should be considered in subtotal and partial resections. In the future, more satisfactory results can be obtained in astrocytomas with personalized targeted treatments. Anahtar Kelimeler : Cerebellum, Astrocytoma, Child, Treatment