Clinical management of brain stem glioma.

  title={Clinical management of brain stem glioma.},
  author={D A Walker and Jonathan Arthur Gilbert Punt and Michael P Sokal},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  volume={80 6},
Brain and spinal tumours in childhood (0–15 years) account for 20–25% of childhood cancer, aVecting one in 2500 children. In the UK, this means that about 350 new cases are diagnosed each year, of which 55% and 50% survive five and 10 years, respectively. For those who are survivors, about 60% have cognitive deficits and 20–30% have diYculties with mobility and chronic pain. Deaths from this group of tumours in England and Wales account for the loss of over 10 000 life years each year (C… CONTINUE READING


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