Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2011 , Vol 2, Issue 4
Childhood Supratentorial High Grade Glial Tumor
Gökalp Silav1, Banu Atalar2, Elif Ilgaz Aydınlar3, Özlem Er4, Aydın Sav5, İlhan Elmacı6
1Acıbadem Maslak Hastanesi, Beyin Cerrahi Kliniği, İstanbul, Türkiye
2Acıbadem Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Radyasyon Onkolojisi Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye
3Acıbadem Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Nöroloji Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye
4Acıbadem Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Medikal Onkoloji Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye
5Acıbadem Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Patoloji Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye
6Acıbadem Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Beyin Cerrahi Anabilim Dalı, İstanbul, Türkiye
Pediatric high grade glial tumors have different cytogenetic and molecular characteristics compared to the adult forms. They also demonstrate different responses to treatment then adult high grade gliomas. Resection of the tumor in a maximal safe manner, additionaly, using modern chemotherapeutic agents and advanced techniques of radiotherapy, provides a better survival.

In this case report, the aim is to enlighten the actual aproach of to pediatric high grade glial tumors and to evaluate the developments of diagnosis and treatment. Keywords : Glial tumor, childhood, surgery, radiotheraphy, chemotheraphy