Initial management of childhood brain tumors: neurosurgical considerations.

  title={Initial management of childhood brain tumors: neurosurgical considerations.},
  author={Farideh Nejat and Mostafa El Khashab and James T. Rutka},
  journal={Journal of child neurology},
  volume={23 10},
Intracranial tumors are the most common solid tumors in children. The infratentorial compartment will be the primary site for 60% to 70% of these tumors, including astrocytomas, medulloblastomas, and ependymomas. Several technological advancements have increased our knowledge of the cell biology of pediatric brain tumors, facilitated earlier diagnosis, and improved neurosurgical resections while minimizing neurological deficits. These in turn have not only improved the survival of children with… CONTINUE READING