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The Relevance of Pathological Diagnosis for Therapy and Outcome of Brain Stem Gliomas

  • J. Artigas
  • R. Ferszt
  • M. Brock
  • E. Kazner
  • J. Cervós-Navarro
Conference paper
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica Supplementum 42 book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 42)

Summary

41 patients with brain stem gliomas are presented and analyzed. Optimal therapy as well as outcome depend on the histological identity of the tumours. Histological examination cannot be replaced by CT, angiography and NMR. Therefore stereotactic biopsies are recommended in all cases with brain stem gliomas.

Keywords

Brain Stem Pathological Diagnosis Pilocytic Astrocytoma Subtotal Resection Stereotactic Biopsy 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag/Wien 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Artigas
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. Ferszt
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Brock
    • 1
    • 3
  • E. Kazner
    • 1
    • 4
  • J. Cervós-Navarro
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für NeuropathologieFreie Universität BerlinBerlin 45Germany
  2. 2.Insitut für NeuropathologieGermany
  3. 3.Neurochirurgische Klinik im Klinikum SteglitzGermany
  4. 4.Abteilung für Neurochirurgie am Klinikum CharlottenburgBerlin-WestGermany

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