• Kruti Patel
  • Minesh P. Mehta
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Gliomas can arise in any part of the brain. The origins of these tumors are unknown, but at least one hypothesis supports a localized stem cell compartmental derivation with the spread of clonogenic tumor cells along cortical pathways and localization to regions of high growth factor activity. Brainstem gliomas account for 15 % of pediatric cases but are uncommon in adults (Gondi et al. 2013).


Gross Tumor Volume Pilocytic Astrocytoma Radiation Therapy Oncology Group Brainstem Glioma Pleomorphic Xanthoastrocytoma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity of Maryland Medical CenterBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity of Maryland School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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