Current management of brain stem gliomas.

  title={Current management of brain stem gliomas.},
  author={Michael S. B. Edwards and Michael Prados},
  journal={Pediatric neuroscience},
  volume={13 6},
Brain stem gliomas constitute 10-20% of central nervous system tumors in children. Management of these tumors remains controversial. In general, the prognosis for long-term survival is poor, but brain stem gliomas represent a heterogeneous population of tumors, some of which have a better prognosis than others. Improvements in diagnostic imaging techniques, particularly the availability of magnetic resonance imaging, provide the means to differentiate among these populations. Advances in… CONTINUE READING

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