Treatment and Course of Malignant Supratentorial Brain Tumors in Childhood

  • A. M. Messing
  • Ch. Lumenta
  • W. Otten
  • R. Schober
  • U. Göbel
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 19)


It is well known that brain tumors represent the second most common neoplastic disease in childhood, with an incidence of 1.8–3.1 cases per 100.000 children [7, 10]. However, no positive changes in the treatment of these tumors have yet been achieved as they have in other forms of childhood cancer [2]. The aim of the following study is to demonstrate the current treatment of malignant supratentorial brain tumors in childhood at the University Hospital in Düsseldorf.


Brain Tumor Anaplastic Astrocytoma Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor Moderate Deficit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Messing
    • 1
  • Ch. Lumenta
    • 1
  • W. Otten
    • 1
  • R. Schober
    • 2
  • U. Göbel
    • 3
  1. 1.Neurochirurgische KlinikMedizinische Einrichtungen der Heinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany
  2. 2.Abteilung NeuropathologieMedizinische Einrichtungen der Heinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany
  3. 3.Abteilung Pädiatrische OnkologieMedizinische Einrichtungen der Heinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany

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