Diagnostic Imaging of Primary Pediatric Brain Tumors

  • Tina Young Poussaint


Pediatric brain tumors are the most common type of solid tumor among children, the second most frequent childhood malignancy after leukemia [1], and the leading cause of death from solid tumors in this population. The incidence of brain tumors in children younger than 20 years of age was 27.4 cases per million children according to the NCI’s Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) cancer statistics reported in 2004 [2]. Approximately 9% of tumors included in the Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States (CBTRUS) were diagnosed in children under the age of 20 [3].


Apparent Diffusion Coefficient Germ Cell Tumor Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Pediatric Brain Tumor Choroid Plexus Papilloma 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tina Young Poussaint
    • 1
  1. 1.Harvard Medical School and Department of Radiology, Division of NeuroradiologyChildren’s Hospital BostonBostonUSA

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