Intracranial meningiomas in children: ten-year experience.

  title={Intracranial meningiomas in children: ten-year experience.},
  author={P{\'e}ricles A Maranh{\~a}o-Filho and J. C. Campos and Marco Ant{\^o}nio Sales Dantas de Lima},
  journal={Pediatric neurology},
  volume={39 6},
Meningiomas are central nervous system neoplasms derived from arachnoid cap cells. They are the second most common brain tumors after gliomas, but are rare in children. Furthermore, meningiomas exhibit different behavior in this age group. From 1997-2007, 7 children with brain meningiomas were treated at the Department of Neurosurgery, Brazilian National Cancer Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They represented 2.7% of all brain meningiomas, and 2.1% of all brain tumors, in children followed… CONTINUE READING