Neurological Sciences

, Volume 27, Issue 4, pp 240–244

Functional rehabilitation and brain tumour patients. A review of outcome

REVIEW

DOI: 10.1007/s10072-006-0677-9

Cite this article as:
Giordana, M.T. & Clara, E. Neurol Sci (2006) 27: 240. doi:10.1007/s10072-006-0677-9

Abstract

The increasing prevalence of brain tumours and longer duration of survival achieved by recent advances in treatment prompt a critical analysis of the impact of functional rehabilitation on patients with brain tumours. In this review brain tumours and outcome of brain tumour patients are discussed from a rehabilitation perspective, taking into account not only life expectancy but also the direct and indirect causes of functional impairment. Results of functional rehabilitation and factors involved in its effectiveness are presented and analysed to serve as a basis to neurologists involved in the management of patients with brain tumours.

Key words

Brain tumorFunctional rehabilitationOutcome

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© Springer-Verlag Italia 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Neurology and Functional Rehabilitation Unit, San Giovanni Battista Hospital, Department of NeuroscienceUniversity of TorinoTorinoItaly