Journal of Pediatric Neurology 2020; 18(06): 307-312
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1715501
Review Article

Management and Surveillance of Short- and Long-Term Sequelae of Radiation Therapy for the Treatment of Pediatric Brain Tumors

Fred Chiu-Lai Lam
1  Division of Neurosurgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
,
Ekkehard M Kasper
1  Division of Neurosurgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
,
Anand Mahadevan
2  Division of Radiation Oncology, Geisinger Health, Danville, Pennsylvania, United States
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Abstract

Radiation therapy (RT) is a mainstay for the treatment of pediatric brain tumors. As improvements in and sophistication of this modality continue to increase the survival of patients, the long-term sequelae of RT pose significant challenges in the clinical management of this patient population as they transition into adulthood. In this special edition, we review the short- and long-term effects of RT for the treatment of pediatric brain tumors and the necessary surveillance required for follow-up.



Publication History

Received: 12 December 2019

Accepted: 23 February 2020

Publication Date:
02 September 2020 (online)

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