A brain stem astrocytoma is a neoplasm that occurs in the brain stem and is derived from an immortalized astrocyte, or star-shaped brain cells located in the cerebellum. The tumors are typically slow growing but can form cysts and become very large. Because the brain stem plays a role in the conduction of information from the brain to the rest of the body and vice versa, a brain stem astrocytoma can result in an inability for the body to perform basic functions, exhibiting muscle weakness, its other functions such as its control over breathing and heart rate may also suffer. Low grade actrocytomas allow survival and function for many years, but they are very difficult to remove and therefore recurrence is typical after surgery or other treatment therapies.
Brain Stem Astrocytoma Bioinformatics Tool
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