NEURO-ONCOLOGY: Paediatric brain tumours —when to operate?

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Abstract

Surgical intervention in children with hypothalamic chiasmatic low-grade glioma, diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or high-grade glioma is controversial, and randomized controlled trials are lacking. A recent consensus statement provides recommendations for optimal management of these patients, including situations in which surgical resection represents the preferred option.

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