Concerning the Question of Total Tumor Removal in Medulloblastoma in View of New Postoperative Techniques in Radiotherapy

  • E. B. Bongartz
  • H.-E. Nau
  • M. Bamberg
  • C. Bayindir
  • W. Grote
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 7)

Abstract

Of all intracranial neoplasms of childhood, the medulloblastoma is the most common (16, 27). It is a highly radiosensitive tumor. Its tendency to spread via the cerebrospinal fluid is well known. Since 1930, the irradiation of the whole cerebrospinal axis has become a well-established principle in the treatment of medulloblastoma (16, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24). Improved operative techniques succeeded in lowering the surgical mortality. Nevertheless, the results of this treatment with respect to long-term survival have been very disappointing. The previously poor prognosis for children sufferung from medulloblastoma has led us to develop a joint neurosurgical-radiotherapeutic scheme of treatment.

Keywords

Oncol Radionuclide Assure Neurol Thrombocytopenia 

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  • E. B. Bongartz
  • H.-E. Nau
  • M. Bamberg
  • C. Bayindir
  • W. Grote

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