Rare Tumors

  • Sunanda Pejavar
  • Daphne A. Haas-KoganEmail author
Part of the Pediatric Oncology book series (PEDIATRICO)


Many rare and unusual CNS tumors arise in children. While surgical management is often preferred, definitive treatment must always be individualized. In certain situations, treatment is extrapolated from the related tumor type in adults. The prognosis of rare tumors is variable. In this chapter, the clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of four rare tumors will be discussed: pediatric meningioma, pediatric pituitary adenoma, primary CNS lymphoma, and hemangioblastoma.


Pituitary Adenoma Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma Gross Total Resection Pituitary Apoplexy Atypical Meningioma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologySharp Memorial HospitalSan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyBrigham and Women’s Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute & Boston Children’s HospitalBostonUSA

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