Journal of Pediatric Neurology 2020; 18(06): 301-306
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1716909
Review Article

Transition of Care for Children with High-Grade Central Nervous System Tumors

Yosef Ellenbogen
1  Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
,
Kaiyun Yang
2  Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
,
Olufemi Ajani
2  Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
3  McMaster University Medical Center and Children's Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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Abstract

The increase in survival rates of children with high-grade central nervous system tumors has highlighted the necessity for and challenges associated with transition of care as these children grow into adult life. Late recurrence and treatment effects are some of the conditions that require care after transition. Several models of transition have been proposed in the literature. An effective transition will not only ensure adequate continuity of care but will also include assessment of effectiveness of the transition by health care personnel and the patient/patient's family themselves.



Publication History

Received: 10 November 2019

Accepted: 07 January 2020

Publication Date:
28 September 2020 (online)

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