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Family and the Child with a Posterior Fossa Tumor

  • Yoon Sun Hahn
  • Erica Ciro
Part of the Principles of Pediatric Neurosurgery book series (PRINCPEDIATR)

Abstract

Children with brain tumors are living longer now with improved methods of treatment. This generates a concern for their quality of life. Chronic illness has been shown to impact not only the child, but parents and siblings as well. The child with a brain tumor will experience a number of effects from the tumor and its treatment, and, in fact, more than 50% of children, whether radiated or not, experience major problems in cognitive, emotional, academic, physical, and psychosocial functions.1 Undoubtedly, the family will also be affected during the course of the child’s illness.

Keywords

Brain Tumor Obstructive Hydrocephalus Posterior Fossa Tumor Healthy Sibling Cerebellar Mutism 
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  • Erica Ciro

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