Acta Neurochir (2017) 159:1603–1611 DOI 10.1007/s00701-017-3275-0 ORIGINAL ARTICLE - PEDIATRICS Pediatric central nervous system hemangioblastomas: different from adult forms? A retrospective series of 25 cases 1 1 1 1 1 Jian Cheng & Wenke Liu & Xuhui Hui & Si Zhang & Yan Ju Received: 31 May 2017 /Accepted: 12 July 2017 /Published online: 27 July 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Austria 2017 Abstract cysts (P = 0.027) and VHL disease (P =0.032) were signifi- Background Pediatric hemangioblastomas are rare, and the cantly related to postoperative outcomes. clinical features, timing of surgical intervention, optimal treat- Conclusions Pediatric hemangioblastomas have many differ- ment, and clinical outcomes are still unclear. ent clinical features compared with adult cases. A high degree Methods We performed a retrospective study of all patients of suspicion for VHL disease should be raised in pediatric with CNS hemangioblastomas who were treated at West hemangioblastomas. Despite many challenges involved, sur- China Hospital from January 2003 to March 2015. Patients gical outcomes for pediatric hemangioblastomas are favor- under the age of 16 years were included in the study. The able. Lifelong follow-up is mandatory to detect the disease medical records of these patients were reviewed and statisti- progression. cally analyzed. Results
Acta Neurochirurgica – Springer Journals
Published: Jul 27, 2017
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