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Neonatal brain tumours - a review.
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PMID:  20952137     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Brain tumors in infants (under the age of 1 yr) are mercifully rare. Nonetheless, neonatal tumours present a treatment challenge to those involved. Surgery can be technically challenging, if possible at all, and the sensitivity of the developing nervous system to the side-effects of radio- and chemotherapy has limited their utility as adjunctive treatments. The risk/benefit equation in the planning of treatment of neonatal tumours using these modalities is further complicated by the fact that these tumours are often histologically benign, of large dimensions, but are often situated in locations that lead to a fatal outcome. This review article seeks to provide guidance on the management of neonatal patients and infants up to 1 year of age with brain tumours based on evidence from the literature.
Authors:
Shailendra Ashok Magdum
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Early human development     Volume:  86     ISSN:  1872-6232     ISO Abbreviation:  Early Hum. Dev.     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7708381     Medline TA:  Early Hum Dev     Country:  Ireland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  627-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Neurosurgery, Level 3 West Wing, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Headington, OX3 9DU, United Kingdom. drshailendramagdum@yahoo.com
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