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Management of medulloblastoma in children, a multidisciplinary problem

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The diagnosis and treatment of the medulloblastoma has made remarkable advances in the 60 years that this tumor has been known. The survival time has increased but the quality of survival leaves much to be desired, according to a survey of the literature and the limited experiences in this study. The psychologic sequelae are particularly striking. This study gives a survey of diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities at this moment and goes further into some problems which are met during this process. A multidisciplinary approach is necessary because of the multitude of problems which are encountered. The problematic factors in the treatment and the course of the disease justify taking the patients into a trial in order to evaluate the different forms of treatment.

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Broere, G. Management of medulloblastoma in children, a multidisciplinary problem. Neurosurg. Rev. 9, 39–42 (1986). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01743052

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Keywords

  • Medulloblastoma
  • multidisciplinary treatment
  • nomenclature
  • survival rate and quality of survival