Neurosurgical perspectives in pediatric neurooncology

  title={Neurosurgical perspectives in pediatric neurooncology},
  author={Tadanori Tomita},
  journal={Child's Nervous System},
This communication describes one pediatric neurosurgeon's personal view of the neurosurgical perspectives in pediatric neurooncology. Various roles of surgery, including histological verification, maximum cytoreduction, neurodecompression and restoration of the cerebrospinal fluid pathway, are emphasized. A pediatric neurosurgeon, who is the first person to make decisions on diagnosis and treatment relating to children with brain tumors, should be up to date with advances in diagnostic and… CONTINUE READING
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