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Best hospitals and doctors for brain astrocytoma treatment abroad

The selection of doctors and clinics is carried out on the basis of annual qualification reports. The main selection criterion is the number of operations or procedures performed. It takes into account experience, reputation in the medical society, the availability of quality certificates and high specialization in a certain field.

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Brain astrocytoma diagnosis
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Stereotaxic biopsy for disease diagnosis
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Astrocytoma treatment with MRI-guided laser ablation
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University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

Founded in 1834, the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich combines long traditions and the very latest achievements of modern medicine, thanks to which it belongs to Germany's leading hospitals. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments, 20 interdisciplinary centers, in which patients are provided with f
Brain astrocytoma diagnosis
718
Stereotaxic biopsy for disease diagnosis
12153
Radiotherapy for astrocytoma
21426

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

Being the medical school for both Humboldt University and Free University of Berlin and having a long experience, the Charite Hospital has gained wide recognition. It is regarded as one of the most research-intensive medical facilities in Germany and the largest university medical center in Europe. With more than 100 c
Brain astrocytoma diagnosis
933
Stereotaxic biopsy for disease diagnosis
17107
Radiotherapy for astrocytoma
15497

University Hospital HM Monteprincipe Madrid

9/10
location_onSpain, Madrid

Department of Neurosurgery

The University Hospital HM Montepríncipe ranks among the best hospitals in Madrid and is part of a leading network HM Hospitales consisting of 6 general hospitals and 3 Comprehensive Medical Centers with a focus on oncology, cardiology and neurology.  The Hospital HM Montepríncipe was founded in 1989. Due to
Brain astrocytoma diagnosis
462.2 help385
Stereotaxic biopsy for disease diagnosis
8224.8 help6842
Surgical complete or partial resection of astrocytoma
12304.8 help10224

University Hospital for Neurosurgery Salzburg

9.6/10
location_onAustria, Salzburg

Department of Neurosurgery

University Clinic of Neurology specializes in the surgical treatment of acute and chronic diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system, its blood supply, and nerve sheaths, as well as in preoperative and postoperative care for patients. Tumor formation of the brain and spinal cord, vascular diseases of the central nervo
Brain astrocytoma diagnosis
871
Stereotaxic biopsy for disease diagnosis
14610
Surgical complete or partial resection of astrocytoma
22101

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

9.9/10
location_onIsrael, Tel Aviv

Department of Neurosurgery

The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) is the second largest and one of the most advanced healthcare and research institutions in Israel. Founded in 1961, it still enjoys popularity among the local population and draws thousands of international patients.  Today the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center is a huge multid
Brain astrocytoma diagnosis
642
Stereotaxic biopsy for disease diagnosis
10960
Surgical complete or partial resection of astrocytoma
17142

University Hospital Freiburg

9.7/10
location_onGermany, Freibung

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

The University Hospital Freiburg is famous for its rich history and is one of the oldest and most prestigious medical facilities in Germany (one of the three best medical institutions in the country). The hospital was based on the Faculty of Medicine of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, which celebrated its 550th anniver
Brain astrocytoma diagnosis
720
Stereotaxic biopsy for disease diagnosis
12123
Radiotherapy for astrocytoma
21718

Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi

9/10
location_onIndia, New Delhi

Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery

Primus Super Speciality Hospital is a state-of-the-art multispecialty hospital located in New Delhi, which is the heart of India’s capital. It has been designed and constructed using the most advanced medical technology from all around the world. The infrastructure of the hospital and the quiet environment contribute to fa
Brain astrocytoma diagnosis
352.2 help290
Stereotaxic biopsy for disease diagnosis
6170.2 help5131
Surgical complete or partial resection of astrocytoma
9424.4 help7848

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Neurosurgery

The University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden provides top-class medical care. As the Hospital of maximum care, it covers the entire spectrum of modern medicine. The University Hospital includes departments and polyclinics, interdisiciplinary centers and institutes, which maintain tight cooperation with clinical and theoreti
Brain astrocytoma diagnosis
838
Stereotaxic biopsy for disease diagnosis
14482
Radiotherapy for astrocytoma
15663

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Neurosurgery

University Hospital Erlangen is one of the leading university hospitals in Bavaria and offers advanced medicine, characterized by a tight integration of patient care with university research and teaching. It pursues a very innovative concept. The research results in Erlangen set new standards in the prevention, diagnosis and tre
Brain astrocytoma diagnosis
618
Stereotaxic biopsy for disease diagnosis
10552
Radiotherapy for astrocytoma
15611

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Neurosurgery

The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) consists of more than 80 interdisciplinary cooperating departments, polyclinics and institutes within 14 medical centers. The Medical Center has over 1,346 beds. The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf annually treats about 92,000 inpatients and 291,000 outpatien
Brain astrocytoma diagnosis
839
Stereotaxic biopsy for disease diagnosis
14646
Radiotherapy for astrocytoma
15700

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Neurosurgery and Pediatric Neurosurgery

The University Hospital Würzburg has been an institution of public law since 2006. It supports the Faculty of Medicine in its research and teaching. As the center of maximum medical care, the University Hospital provides its services to the region with 1,5 million people. The patients from far more distant regions and from
Brain astrocytoma diagnosis
619
Stereotaxic biopsy for disease diagnosis
10126
Radiotherapy for astrocytoma
15547

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Neurosurgery

The University Hospital Bonn was founded on 1st January 2001 as a public law institution. It was founded on the site of the former departments of the Medical University.  The University Hospital provides medical care, modern highly effective medicine and plays a part in the public health care.
Brain astrocytoma diagnosis
691
Stereotaxic biopsy for disease diagnosis
12090
Radiotherapy for astrocytoma
15314

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Neurosurgery

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Brain astrocytoma diagnosis
664
Stereotaxic biopsy for disease diagnosis
11255
Surgical complete or partial resection of astrocytoma
17256

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Neurosurgery

The Heidelberg University Hospital is one of the largest medical centers in Germany. The Faculty of Medicine of the Heidelberg University has the worldwide renowned biomedical research institutions in Europe. Hospital and Faculty strive together for the goal to develop innovative diagnostics and therapy and implement this techni
Brain astrocytoma diagnosis
0
Stereotaxic biopsy for disease diagnosis
0
Radiotherapy for astrocytoma
0

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Neurosurgery

The University Hospital Frankfurt is part of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. The hospital was founded in 1914 and today it is a famous German medical institution with rich traditions. The hospital treats about 49,000 inpatients and 220,000 outpatients every year. The main objective of 32 specia
Brain astrocytoma diagnosis
598
Stereotaxic biopsy for disease diagnosis
10517
Radiotherapy for astrocytoma
15130

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Neurosurgery

The University Hospital of Halle (Saale), abbreviated as UHH, combines modern medical institutions in a university rich in traditions. As the largest provider of health care services in the southern part of Saxony-Anhalt, the University Hospital has a wide range of specialized departments and institutions and ensures top-class m
Brain astrocytoma diagnosis
615
Stereotaxic biopsy for disease diagnosis
10556
Radiotherapy for astrocytoma
15378

About the disease

Astrocytoma is a widespread type of brain tumor which mostly develops in cerebrum. Cerebrum is the largest part of human brain. Cells which are called astrocytes in this case become cancerous. It is also known as cancer of astrocytes. Astrocytes are supporting and adjunct cells of the brain. Astrocytoma is actually a subtype of the larger groups of brain malignant formations, which are called glioblastomas or simply gliomas. Cancer of astrocytes is considered to be the most common form of glioma. Its progression can occur in any place of the brain, but it is more widespread in cerebellum or brain stem. Brain stem is responsible for connection of brain nerve endings with spinal cord.

Sometimes astrocytoma can develop in the optical nerve. Optical nerve astrocytoma is more widespread among children. Optical nerve runs from the eye nerve endings to the brain.

It may actually develop at any age. Tumor is pale pink in its color. Density of malignant formation is virtually identical to brain matter. Usually it is separated from the substance form of the brain, but there are occasions when it is not possible to define the boundaries of astrocytoma. Tumors also often form cysts that grow slowly, but can reach significantly large sizes. In general, the formation of cysts in astrocytomas occurs among children. Among adults astrocytomas most often develop in the right or left hemispheres of the brain and among children - in the cerebellar hemispheres, where nodes have cysts. Astrocytoma can be fully removed only with surgery. 

Brain malignant formations can be primary, when they arise from brain tissue, meninges and cranial nerves (glioblastoma, glioma) and secondary, when they originate from metastases that spread and grow with celerity from other kinds of cancerous formations. Glioblastoma is usually inoperable and that`s why it is complicated to treat and cure it.

Although the exact risk factors for astrocytoma malignant formation have not been identified, some studies indicate that the following risk factors increase the possibility of astrocytoma brain cancer development:

  • Hazardous exposure to radiation
  • Certain chemical substances
  • Rubber production

Symptoms

  • Moderate or severe headaches
  • Episodes like in epilepsy
  • Mood swings in patient`s behavior
  • Emotional instability
  • Decrease of weight
  • Irritability
  • Nausea
  • Memory loss
  • Speech disorder
  • Nausea
  • Impaired vision
  • Unstable gait
  • Memory, thinking and concentration dysfunction
  • Coordination and balance dysfunction
  • Visual hallucinations

Diagnosis

To diagnose astrocytoma brain tumor, oncologists must find and identify the symptoms, learn the disease history of patient and eliminate other diseases. First of all, it is necessary to conduct general physical examination. Diagnosis of cerebral astrocytoma may include the following diagnostic procedures:

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (known as MRI) uses magnetically strong waves to define and assess person`s anatomy of the brain. It is precise enough to define a brain tumor.
  • Computed tomography is a device that captures, determines and then reproduces the picture of the brain tissues using only X-rays.
  • Angiogram is also an X-ray study in which dye is injected directly into the arteries, allowing the doctor to look for damages in the arteries, which could lead to development of cancer.
  • Biopsy/resection is a removal of  brain tissue to test it for cancer cells. For this purpose, the skull is opened, then the brain tissue sample is removed, which is later examined under a microscope for the presence of cancer cells, and if detected, they can be removed surgically.

Treatment

  • Surgery aims to remove malignant cells as many of them as possible. If swelling is very big, surgery can often be accompanied by radiation therapy, radiosurgery or chemotherapy to prevent further proliferation.
  • Radiation therapy (or radiation intervention) as a treatment for astrocytoma includes:
  • External radiation therapy, when a doctor uses radioactive material outside the patient's body.
  • Internal radiation therapy uses radioactive material which is placed in the patient's body close to cancer cells.
  • Stereotactic biopsy is used if tumor was detected during biopsy and are removed immediately.
  • Chemotherapy as the treatment of astrocytoma can be used in combination with other known treatment options. During chemotherapy patient is prescribed drugs that kill cancer cells. Treatment can be provided in absolutely various forms (pills, injections, and intravenous injection via a catheter). Chemotherapy drugs mix with the blood flow throughout the body, affecting mainly the cancer cells. Some healthy cells can also die as a manifestation of side effects. There are other side effects that patients with astrocytoma should be aware of. For instance, hair loss, nails crumbling, hot flashes, when they feel hot most of the time and they can not control body temperature. The course of this type of treatment can last several months. Side effects vanish when the course is finished and hair starts to grow back.



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