Long-term sequelae after pediatric brain tumors: their effect on disability and quality of life.

@article{Lannering1990LongtermSA,
  title={Long-term sequelae after pediatric brain tumors: their effect on disability and quality of life.},
  author={Birgitta Lannering and Ildik{\'o} M{\'a}rky and Arne Lundberg and Erik Olsson},
  journal={Medical and pediatric oncology},
  year={1990},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={304-10}
}
In an unselected series of pediatric brain tumors, 56 of 60 long-term survivors--craniopharyngiomas and pituitary tumors excluded--were investigated and interviewed mean X = 10 (5-16) years after diagnosis. After this time, sequelae were stable and included cognitive (38%), motor (25%), visual (20%), hormonal (20%), and psychological-emotional (14%) dysfunction. Memory dysfunction was found in 22% of patients with normal intelligence. Moderate or severe disability, from combinations of these… CONTINUE READING

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