Current Surgical Management

  • Kurtis I. AugusteEmail author
  • Peter P. Sun
  • Corey Raffel
  • Mitchel S. Berger
  • Nalin Gupta
Part of the Pediatric Oncology book series (PEDIATRICO)


For the majority of brain tumors in children, the extent of resection is the most important factor predicting long-term outcome. This has led many neurosurgeons to be as aggressive as possible during the initial surgical procedure in an effort to achieve gross total resection (GTR; Pollack 1999). It should be recognized that GTR is not the primary goal for tumors, where sensitivity to adjuvant therapy is high (e.g., germinoma), or where there is clear extension into eloquent regions (e.g., brainstem and thalamic glioma). Fortunately, these latter groups represent a minority of pediatric brain tumors (Pollack 1994).


Diffusion Tensor Imaging Posterior Fossa Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy Pediatric Brain Tumor Posterior Fossa Tumor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kurtis I. Auguste
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Peter P. Sun
    • 3
  • Corey Raffel
    • 4
  • Mitchel S. Berger
    • 5
  • Nalin Gupta
    • 6
  1. 1.Departments of Neurological Surgery and PediatricsUniversity of California San Francisco & UCSF Benioff Children’s HospitalSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital OaklandOaklandUSA
  3. 3.Department of Neurological SurgeryUCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital OaklandOaklandUSA
  4. 4.Department of Neurological SurgeryUniversity of California San Francisco & UCSF Benioff Children’s HospitalSan FranciscoUSA
  5. 5.Department of Neurological SurgeryUniversity of California San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  6. 6.Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Departments of Neurological Surgery and PediatricsUniversity of California San Francisco & UCSF Benioff Children’s HospitalSan FranciscoUSA

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