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Abstract

Brain tumors are the commonest solid tumors of childhood. They range from hamartomas to pleomorphic, highly aggressive, undifferentiated neoplasms, many of which are unique to childhood. Their behavior depends on several factors: cell type, location in the brain, and age of the child. Despite scientific and technical advances, their treatment remains a challenge. Exceptional outcomes challenge molecular biologists, geneticists, oncologists, and surgeons to better understand and treat these common lesions.

Keywords

Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor Central Neurocytoma Choroid Plexus Papilloma Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome Dysembryoplastic Neuroepithelial Tumor 
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