Journal article

Brain stem gliomas: Patterns of Care in Victoria from 1998-2000

MA Rosenthal, DM Ashley, KJ Drummond, M Dally, M Murphy, L Cher, V Thursfield, GG Giles

Journal of Clinical Neuroscience | Published : 2008

Abstract

This study describes the management of and outcomes for adult and paediatric patients with newly diagnosed brain stem gliomas during 1998-2000 in Victoria. Adult patients were identified in a retrospective cohort study conducted by surveying doctors involved in managing incident brainstem glioma cases identified from the population-based Victorian Cancer Registry. Paediatric cases were identified from a retrospective analysis of the Victorian Paediatric Brain tumour database for the same period. Ten adult and 14 paediatric patients were considered eligible for this study. Nine (38%) did not have a histologic diagnosis but were diagnosed on the basis of radiological appearance. Complete macro..

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