Dilemmas in the management of childhood brain tumors: Brainstem gliomas

Roger J. Packer, H. Stacy Nicholson, Dennis L. Johnson, L. Gilbert Vezina

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Brainstem glioma is a malignant childhood brain tumor for which the ‘best’ treatment approach has not been defined. Many issues concerning the management of these lesions require clarification, including the following. (1) Can patients be reliably separated into risk groups? (2) Is surgery indicated; if so, for which patients? (3) How effective are new radiotherapy regimens? (4) What other forms of treatment are available? This article will attempt to address these management issues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-43
Number of pages7
JournalPediatric Neurosurgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes


  • Brainstem gliomas
  • Central nervous system tumors
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hyperfractionated radiotherapy
  • Radiotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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