Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2017 , Vol 27 , Num 1
Current Treatment Options in Brainstem Tumors
Murat BAŞARIR1,M. Memet ÖZEK1,
1Acıbadem Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Nöroşirürji Anabilim Dalı, Pediatrik Nöroşirürji Bölümü, İstanbul, Türkiye The development of the radiological devices and techniques since the last 25 years changed the treatment of brain stem gliomas which were thought to be inoperable. Diffuse and focal tumors were classified and new treatment modalities were described. There is no significant change in the treatment process of the diffuse intrinsic pontin gliomas and the prognosis is still poor. For the focal brainstem tumors, developing microsurgical procedures and experiencing neurosurgeons began to end up with very good results. Anahtar Kelimeler : Brainstem tumor, Diffuse, Focal, Radiotherapy, Microsurgery