Comorbidity with Brain Tumors

  • Pier Antonio BattistellaEmail author
  • Marcelo R. Masruha
Part of the Headache book series (HEAD)


Brain tumors are the most common solid tumors in children [1]. They occur almost as often as acute lymphoblastic leukemia and are now the commonest cause of cancer deaths in childhood [2, 3]. The World Health Organization (WHO) classification of central nervous system (CNS) tumors is shown in the Table 10.1, and Fig. 10.1 [4] demonstrates the location of the common pediatric brain tumors and their frequency of occurrence (about half occur above the tentorium and half in the posterior fossa) [2].


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pier Antonio Battistella
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marcelo R. Masruha
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Woman’s and Child’s HealthChild and Adolescent Headache Center, University of PadovaPadovaItaly
  2. 2.Division of Child NeurologyUniversidade Federal de São PauloSão PauloBrazil

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