Surgical indication and technical considerations in the management of benign brain stem gliomas

Shlomi Constantini*, Fred Epstein

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The treatment of brain stem gliomas has evolved over the last few decades, reflecting advances in imaging (MR), microsurgical techniques and biological understanding. The aim of this chapter is to provide a preoperative classification for intrinsic brain stem lesions that will predict histopathology and biological behavior from the clinical syndrome and the MR appearance. Such a classification system may help selecting children with brain stem tumors that can benefit from surgery. Technical considerations, potential surgical complications, and the ways to avoid them are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-205
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Neuro-Oncology
Volume28
Issue number2-3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Brain stem
  • Brain tumors
  • Children
  • Irradiation
  • Neurosurgery

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