Child's Nervous System

, Volume 34, Issue 7, pp 1283–1284 | Cite as

Letter to the editor Management and outcome of treating pediatric medulloblastoma

  • Habibi Zohreh
  • Nejat Farideh
  • Amirjamshidi Abbas
Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor:

Reading with interest the manuscript Management and outcomes of treating pediatric medulloblastoma: an eight years experience in an Iranian pediatric center [1], Dr. Mehrvar and the group of researchers have tried to highlight the main shortcomings in treatment of children with medulloblastoma in a so-called low- and medium-income (LMIC) population. They used their own data base retrospectively collected during 8-year period, including 15–16 cases/year which is a good number of cases.

We would like to commend the authors for their great effort to collect and analyze their material, and possibly, we will add some commentary as “letter to the editor” to elucidate the works done during more than 50 years of neurosurgical practice including the cases of medulloblastoma [2, 3].

In the Iranian community, management of patients with medulloblastoma has a long history going back to the era when the cases were diagnosed with ventriculography and CSF studied, and thereafter only...


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    Mehrvar A, Tashvighi M, Hedayati Asl AA, Niktoreh-Mofrad N, Mehrvar N, Afsar N, Naderi A, Allebouyeh M, Qaddoumi I, Faranoush M (2018) Management and outcomes of treating pediatric medulloblastoma: an eight years’ experience in an Iranian pediatric center. Childs Nerv Syst 34:639–647CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
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    Qaddoumi I, Musharbash A, Elayyan M, Mansour A, Al-Hussaini M, Drake J, Swaidan M, Bartels U, Bouffet E (2008) Closing the survival gap: implementation of medulloblastoma protocols in a low-income country through a twinning program. Int J Cancer 122(6):1203–1206CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Habibi Zohreh
    • 1
  • Nejat Farideh
    • 1
  • Amirjamshidi Abbas
    • 2
  1. 1.Children’s Medical CenterTehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran
  2. 2.Sina Hospital and Children’s Medical CenterTehran University of Medical SciencesTehranIran

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