Title: Pediatric Brainstem Glioma: A Review
Authors: Dr Aastha Shah, Dr U Suryanarayan, Dr Ankita Parikh, Dr Rajan Yadav
Brainstem gliomas are heterogenous group of tumors with varying biological behaviour. They share a major part in causing brain tumors related deaths in paediatric patients. A large number of trials have been done so far with the use of different radiotherapy regimes and the use of different chemotherapeutic agents with a view to improve the overall survival but no statistical significant survival impact has been attained. The median survival is generally one year.
Keywords: Paediatric brainstem glioma .overall survival. radiotherapy.