Table 2

Review of original papers and consensus panels regarding screening for astrocytomas3 11 12

Consensus panelKey recommendations
Consensus panel 19993Periodic cranial imaging with CT/MRI every 1–3 years, depending on the level of clinical suspicion
Tuberous sclerosis alliance guidelines 2002Routine screening not recommended
Urgent MRI for new and unexplained behaviour problems, mood changes, sleep disturbance or non-convulsive status
Panel of European experts 201311Age-dependent monitoring: Every 2 years before age of 20 years
Size-dependent monitoring: Every 6 months for tumours>1 cm