Factors affecting survival of medulloblastoma in children: the changing concept of management

Tai Tong Wong, Yen Lin Liu, Donald Ming Tak Ho, Kai Ping Chang, Muh Lii Liang, Hsin Hung Chen, Yi Yen Lee, Feng Chi Chang, Shih Chieh Lin, Ting Rong Hsu, Kuo Wei Chen, Wei Kang Kwang, Wu Yu Hou, Chung Yih Wang, Sang Hue Yen, Wan You Guo, Yi Wei Chen

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Abstract

Medulloblastoma (MB) is a type of malignant tumor arising only in the cerebellum that was first defined by Cushing and Bailey in 1920s. In this review paper, we trace the evolution of risk stratification and the correlated changing concept of management in the past years. Outcome analysis of the hospital series of the Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Cheng Hsin General Hospital, and Taipei Medical University Hospital was performed to correlate prognostic indicators with reported studies. The purpose is to provide clues for age-specific and risk-adjusted optimal, effective, but beneficial and protective treatment strategies of these tumors in children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1687-1698
Number of pages12
JournalChild's Nervous System
Volume31
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 13 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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