The treatment of meningiomas in childhood.


Thirteen cases of meningiomas in the pediatric age group seen at the University of California are reviewed. Four of these patients are alive; one had complete surgical resection of tumor and three had subtotal resection followed by irradiation, with total tumor doses of 4500 to 5500 rads. On the basis of these data, together with our total experience in the treatment of 188 patients with meningiomas, we conclude that patients who have complete surgical resection need no further treatment but patients who have subtotal removal may have recurrences delayed or prevented by the addition of postoperative irradiation to their therapeutic regimens.


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@article{Leibel1976TheTO, title={The treatment of meningiomas in childhood.}, author={Steven A Leibel and William M. Wara and G. E. Sheline and Jeannette J. Townsend and E B Boldrey}, journal={Cancer}, year={1976}, volume={37 6}, pages={2709-12} }