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Benign tectal glioma, deffinition of a new entity

BOGNÁR L1, VILLÁNYI É2, JOUVET A2, LAPRAS CL2

MAY 20, 1994

Clinical Neuroscience - 1994;47(05-06)

Brain stem gliomas account for 10–25% of intracranial tumours in childhood. It has shown that mid brain tumours localised in the tectal plate frequently have a very benign clinical course. Clinical and radiological signs of benign tectal gliomas are not established neither are these characteristics correlated to histological features. Based on a retrospective analysis of 25 histologically verified tectal plate gliomas we attempted to define the clinical and radiological characteristics of this new entity to help a more appropriate patient managment.

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  1. National Institute of Neurosurgery, Budapest, Hungary
  2. Hopital P Wertheimer Lyon, France

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