Imaging of pediatric brain and spinal cord tumors

Tina Young Poussaint, Andrea Rossi

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Brain tumors are the most common solid pediatric tumors and are the leading cause of death in children from solid tumors [1]. The estimated incidence of all childhood primary brain and central nervous system (CNS) tumors is 4.8 per 100,000 person-years [2]. Approximately 4,150 new cases of childhood primary nonmalignant and malignant brain and CNS tumors will be diagnosed in the United States in 2011 [3]. In neonates, infants, and children up to the age of 3 years, supratentorial tumors are more common.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDiseases of the Brain, Head and Neck, Spine 2012-2015: Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Techniques
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Milan
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9788847026285, 9788847026278
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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