Vascular skeletalization: a new concept to improve the resection rate in childhood neuroblastoma.

AIM The surgical resection rate in childhood neuroblastoma (Stage III and IV) is relatively low and influences the prognosis greatly. This study analyzes the primary resection rate neuroblastoma in children. METHODS The tumors are shrunk with pre-operative chemotherapy and surgical resection beginning from the iliac vessels is performed to skeletalize the… (More)