Brain Tumors

  • Hart IsaacsJr
Chapter

Abstract

Brain tumors occur less often in the first year of life than in the older child and adult [1–9]. The peak age incidence in children is between 5 and 8 years [10]. Central nervous system neoplasms are the leading solid tumor in children and adolescents and are surpassed only by leukemia and lymphoma in frequency [10]. Although fetal and newborn brain tumors are diagnosed less often than extracranial teratoma, neuroblastoma, and leukemia (Table  1.1), they cause 5–20 % of deaths due to neoplasms in this period of life [7, 9, 11–18].

Keywords

Brain Tumor Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein Pilocytic Astrocytoma Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor Rhabdoid Tumor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hart IsaacsJr
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  1. 1.Department of Pathology Rady Childrens Hospital San DiegoUniversity of California San Diego School of MedicineSan DiegoUSA

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