Brain stem gliomas: patterns of care in Victoria from 1998-2000.

Journal Article (Clinical Trial;Journal Article)

This study describes the management of and outcomes for adult and paediatric patients with newly diagnosed brain stem gliomas during 1998-2000 in Victoria. Adult patients were identified in a retrospective cohort study conducted by surveying doctors involved in managing incident brainstem glioma cases identified from the population-based Victorian Cancer Registry. Paediatric cases were identified from a retrospective analysis of the Victorian Paediatric Brain tumour database for the same period. Ten adult and 14 paediatric patients were considered eligible for this study. Nine (38%) did not have a histologic diagnosis but were diagnosed on the basis of radiological appearance. Complete macroscopic resection was performed in two patients (8%). A variety of tumour types and grades were observed with surgery and radiotherapy the mainstays of therapy. No adult patients and only eight (57%) paediatric patients received chemotherapy. The median survivals for adult patients, paediatric patients with pontine lesions and paediatric patients with non-pontine lesions were: 57, 10 and 60+ months respectively.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rosenthal, MA; Ashley, DM; Drummond, KJ; Dally, M; Murphy, M; Cher, L; Thursfield, V; Giles, GG

Published Date

  • March 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 237 - 240

PubMed ID

  • 18226529

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0967-5868

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jocn.2007.04.008


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Scotland