Table 1 Clinico-pathological features of astrocytomas
Pilocytic AstrocytomaDiffuse AstrocytomaAnaplastic AstrocytomaGlioblastoma
Number of patients79742
Age (years)a16.7 (9–38)38.5 (15–70)35.7 (30–44)59.4 (25–81)
SexMale85.7%44.4%42.9%66.7%
Female14.3%55.6%57.1%33.3%
Follow up (months)a39.7 (17–56)27 (0–58)36.6 (0–93)8.5 (0–43)
Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS)< 700%0%14.3%28.6%
≥ 70100%100%85.7%59.5%
N/A0%0%0%11.9%
Surgery typeTotal resection42.9%22.2%57.1%47.6%
Partial resection42.9%44.4%14.3%47.6%
N/A14.2%33.4%28.6%4.8%
RadiotherapyYes0%22.2%71.4%54.8%
No100%77.8%28.6%45.2%
ChemotherapyYes0%0%14.3%26.2%
No100%100%85.7%73.8%
Status of the patientAlive, free of disease14.3%11.1%0%0%
Alive, with the disease85.7%44.5%57.1%16.7%
Death by cancer0%33.3%42.9%81%
N/A0%11.1%0%2.3%
  • N/A, not available.

  • a Average (minimum–maximum).