CNS Tumours in Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence

  • D. Schreiber
  • W. Jänisch
  • H. Gerlach

Abstract

Whereas CNS tumours of childhood and adolescence, are usually encountered in neurological and neurosurgical clinics as well as in related pathological institutes, the compilation of sufficient data on corresponding neoplasms in infancy has proved to be something of a problem. However, CNS tumours are not less common in infants than in later life [11]. They are of special interest because of
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    their range as compared with neurogenic neoplasms in children, adolescents and adults,

     
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    connections between CNS malformations and the origin of tumours,

     
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    clinical peculiarities of tumour development at this age, and

     
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    possible factors regarding tumour induction in the CNS.

     

Keywords

Adenoma Meningioma Astrocytoma Medulloblastoma Teratoma 

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  • D. Schreiber
  • W. Jänisch
  • H. Gerlach

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