Some large hypervascular brain tumors pose an exceptional challenge to surgical resection, particularly in young children with small blood volumes. To limit blood loss during resection of hypervascular tumors, the authors used up-front chemotherapy as the primary treatment modality in 2 young children. This produced a dramatic reduction in tumor size and vascularity and greatly facilitated definitive surgical removal.
- Hypervascular pediatric brain tumors
- Neoadjuvant chemotherapy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
- Clinical Neurology