Table 1

Overall IQ scores one year following treatment in children with intracranial astrocytomas diagnosed between 1992 and 1996

Clinical characteristicsOverall IQ, median (range)p value
Supratentorial tumour87 (76–105)
Infratentorial tumour90 (69–123)NS
Perioperative CSF shunt80 (69–105)
No CSF shunt79 (75–123)NS
Radiotherapy77 (76–102)
Surgery alone81 (69–123)NS