Year: 2019 | Month: January | Volume: 9 | Issue: 1 | Pages: 321-325
Role of Physiotherapy in Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma of Brainstem: A Case Report
Shailesh Gardas1, Neha Sawant2
1Assistant Professor, MGM College of Physiotherapy, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India,
2MPT Student, MGM School of Physiotherapy, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India,
Corresponding Author: Shailesh Gardas
Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma is a rare childhood tumour with excellent prognosis. Usually grade I and Grade II Astrocytomas are benign and are slow growing. Symptoms of these tumours depend upon their size and location within brain. We herein review a case of 16 years old child diagnosed with grade I Pilocytic Astrocytoma (PA). Patient was initially treated with ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunting followed by excision of tumour. Role of physiotherapy rehabilitation in recovery is discussed.
Key words: Pilocytic Astrocytoma, brainstem tumours, ventriculo-peritoneal shunt.