The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 78, Issue 12, pp 1510–1519 | Cite as

Management of Childhood Brain Tumors: Consensus Report by the Pediatric Hematology Oncology (PHO) Chapter of Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP)

  • Sunil Bhat
  • Satya Prakash Yadav
  • Vaishali Suri
  • Rana Patir
  • Purna Kurkure
  • Stewart Kellie
  • Anupam Sachdeva
Special Article


Brain tumors are the second most common childhood tumors and remain the leading cause of cancer related deaths in children. Appropriate diagnosis and management of these tumors are essential to improve survival. There are no clinical practical guidelines available for the management of brain tumors in India. This document is a consensus report prepared after a National Consultation on Pediatric Brain Tumors held in Delhi on 06 Nov 2008. The meeting was attended by eminent experts from all over the country, in the fields of Neurosurgery, Radiation Oncology, Pediatric Oncology, Neuropathology, Diagnostic Imaging, Pediatric Endocrinology and Allied Health Professionals. This article highlights that physicians looking after children with brain tumors should work as part of a multidisciplinary team to improve the survival, quality of life, neuro-cognitive outcomes and standards of care for children with brain tumors. Recommendations for when to suspect, diagnostic workup, initial management, long-term follow up and specific management of individual tumors are outlined.


Pediatric brain tumor Diagnosis Management 


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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sunil Bhat
    • 1
  • Satya Prakash Yadav
    • 1
  • Vaishali Suri
    • 2
  • Rana Patir
    • 3
  • Purna Kurkure
    • 4
  • Stewart Kellie
    • 5
  • Anupam Sachdeva
    • 1
    • 6
  1. 1.Pediatric Hematology Oncology and BMT UnitSir Ganga Ram HospitalDelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of PathologyAll India Institute of Medical SciencesDelhiIndia
  3. 3.Department of NeurosurgerySir Ganga Ram HospitalDelhiIndia
  4. 4.Department of Pediatric OncologyTata Memorial Cancer HospitalMumbaiIndia
  5. 5.Oncology UnitChildren’s Hospital at WestmeadSydneyAustralia
  6. 6.National Consultative on Brain Tumors, PHO Chapter of IAP, Pediatric Hematology Oncology and BMT Unit, Department of PediatricsSir Ganga Ram HospitalDelhiIndia

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