Brain Tumors in Children: Evaluation and Management

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Abstract

Brain and spinal cord tumors represent the most common solid tumors in children. Recent advances in imaging techniques, neurosurgical techniques, chemotherapy approaches, and radiation oncology have resulted in some improvement in overall survival and morbidity. However, the prognosis for many children with high-grade and malignant brain tumors remains guarded in terms of mortality and long-term sequelae. Given the rarity of tumors in children, patients are likely best served at tertiary centers that can offer a comprehensive multidiscipline approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)230-245
Number of pages16
JournalCurrent Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care
Volume35
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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