Management strategy for adult patients with dorsal midbrain gliomas Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Central Nervous System Neoplasms
  • Drug Delivery Systems
  • Molecular Imaging
  • Molecular Targeted Therapy

abstract

  • Although tumors of the dorsal midbrain occur primarily in the pediatric population, similar tumors may occur in adults. As has been learned from experience with children, these lesions are often clinically and radiographically stable and require only appropriate therapy for obstructive hydrocephalus. We advocate a similar conservative strategy of routine imaging follow-up and treatment for hydrocephalus in adult patients. Surgery and other therapy should be reserved for patients with progressive lesions.

publication date

  • April 2002

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00006123-200204000-00009

PubMed ID

  • 11904023

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 735

end page

  • 8; discussion 738-40

volume

  • 50

number

  • 4