Management and outcome of focal low-grade brainstem tumors in pediatric patients: the St. Jude experience.

@article{Klimo2013ManagementAO,
  title={Management and outcome of focal low-grade brainstem tumors in pediatric patients: the St. Jude experience.},
  author={Paul D. Klimo and Atmaram S. Pai Panandiker and Clinton J Thompson and Frederick A. Boop and Ibrahim Qaddoumi and Amar Gajjar and Gregory T Armstrong and D W Ellison and Larry E. Kun and Robert J. Ogg and Robert. A. Sanford},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics},
  year={2013},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={274-81}
}
OBJECT Whereas diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas generally have a short symptom duration and more cranial nerve involvement, focal brainstem gliomas are commonly low grade, with fewer cranial neuropathies. Although these phenotypic distinctions are not absolute predictors of outcome, they do demonstrate correlation in most cases. Because there is a limited literature on focal brainstem gliomas in pediatric patients, the objective of this paper was to report the management and outcome of these… CONTINUE READING

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