Radiotherapy in brain-stem gliomas in children.

Abstract

Twenty-one children with brain-stem glioma are discussed. Sixteen received radiotherapy and five were too sick to be irradiated. The mean survival was 3.4 weeks for the non-irradiated group and 8.7 months for the treated group, two of the latter being still alive five and ten months after diagnosis. From the literature and our cases the effect of… (More)

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