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Table 1 Clinicopathologic features of pilocytic astrocytoma patients

From: Transcriptional profiles of pilocytic astrocytoma are related to their three different locations, but not to radiological tumor features

Variable Number Percent
Gender   
  Male 55 64 %
  Female 31 36 %
Age   
  0-9 years 53 62 %
  10-17 years 33 38 %
Histopathology   
  Pilocytic astrocytoma 86 100 %
Location   
  Cerebellum 40 47 %
  Optic tracts/Hypothalamus 23 27 %
  Hemisphere 21 24 %
  Brainstem 2 2 %
Radiological appearance   
  Solid or mainly solid 43 50 %
  Cystic/Enhanced 24 28 %
  Cystic/Non enhanced 10 12 %
  Largely necrotic 9 10 %
Extent of resection   
  Gross total 63 73 %
  Partial 23 27 %
Clinical course and current patient status
  Cured 81 94 %
  Alive 80 99 %
  Dead 1 1 %
  Progressive 5 6 %
  Alive 4 99 %
  Dead 1 1 %
Genetic conditions   
  NF1 excluded 84 98 %
  NF1 confirmed 2 2 %
Total 86 100 %