Cerebral Hemisphere Glioma

  • Melvin Deutsch
Part of the Foundations of Neurological Surgery book series (FONS, volume 3)


The cerebral hemisphere gliomas are found most often in adults, and thus childhood cerebral gliomas have not been extensively reviewed and reported, as have the other common pediatric intracranial tumors such as medullo-blastoma, brainstem glioma, optic glioma, and cerebellar astrocytoma. In some reported series, the pediatric cerebral gliomas of a particular histology are included together with the same histological types of other sites such as the infratentorial region. Sometimes, series have been reported in which many different histological types have been included in the category of cerebral or hemispheric tumor without separately reporting data on the various histological types. Often, childhood cerebral gliomas have been included in reported series compiled of mainly adult patients.


Malignant Glioma Glioblastoma Multiforme Postoperative Radiotherapy Pilocytic Astrocytoma Childhood Brain Tumor 
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