Posterior fossa astrocytoma

Posterior fossa astrocytomas, those arising either from the cerebellum or from the brainstem are most frequently seen in children. Approximately 60% of all paediatric astrocytomas are found in the posterior fossa (20% brainstem, 40% cerebellum).

Many types of astrocytoma are found in the posterior fossa of children, however two make up the majority of cases:

​Other, less common tumours include:


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