Tumors of the Posterior Cranial Fossa in Childhood: Role of Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy

  • H. J. G. Bloom
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 11)


Although the infratentorial brain volume is only one tenth of that in the supratentorial region, some 55% of all intracranial tumors in children are found in the posterior cranial fossa (Table 1). This is in sharp contrast to the situation in adults where most tumors occur in the larger volume of the supratentorial region and only 10% arise in the posterior fossa.


Brain Stem Posterior Fossa Intracranial Tumor Posterior Fossa Tumor Brain Stem Tumor 
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  • H. J. G. Bloom
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiotherapy and OncologyRoyal Marsden Hospital and Institute of Cancer ResearchGB-London SW3UK

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