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REVIEW
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 127-132

Pediatric diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas


1 University of Cartagena, Cartagena, Colombia
2 Department of Neurosurgery, Narayan Medical College Hospital, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India
3 Department of Neurosurgery, Asenjo Neurosurgical Institute, Santiago, Chile

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Dr. Luis Rafael Moscote-Salazar
University of Cartagena, Cartagena
Colombia
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DOI: 10.4103/glioma.glioma_50_18

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Historically, brainstem gliomas have been one of the most difficult types of neoplasms to treat. They comprise 10%–20% of pediatric tumors of the central nervous system. The average age of diagnosis is 7–9 years, without a predilection for gender. The advent of magnetic resonance imaging and radiotherapy has significantly aided in the diagnosis and treatment of brainstem gliomas.


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