Brainstem gliomas in children and adults.

  title={Brainstem gliomas in children and adults.},
  author={Florence Laigle-Donadey and François Doz and Jean-Yves Delattre},
  journal={Current opinion in oncology},
  volume={20 6},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The purpose of this review is to determine if recent advances in diagnostic and treatment modalities result in improvement in the pattern of care of brainstem gliomas. RECENT FINDINGS New MRI techniques may contribute to differential diagnosis and aid neurosurgeons in removing resectable brainstem tumors. A better radiological analysis of these heterogeneous tumors improves their classification and helps to better distinguish prognosis subgroups. However, biopsy remains… CONTINUE READING

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