Treatment of low grade gliomasTTreatment of low grade gliomasTreatment of low grade gliomasEnglishNeurology;OncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Brain;SpineNervous systemDrug treatment;Non-drug treatmentAdult (19+)NA2009-07-10T04:00:00ZEric Bouffet, MD, FRCPCUte Bartels, MD11.000000000000040.0000000000000161.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>An in-depth description of treatment possibilities for a child with a low grade glioma and what the expected outcomes are.<br></p><p>If the low grade glioma can be easily accessed, then surgery is usually the first choice for treatment. If the entire tumour can be removed, surgery usually cures the cancer. Sometimes, the surgeon may not be able to remove all of the tumour because it is too risky. If surgery is not possible or is incomplete, other treatment options are available, including chemotherapy and radiation therapy.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Surgery is the first choice for treatment if the tumour is easily accessible.</li> <li>Chemotherapy or radiation may be considered if surgery is not possible, however in patients younger than 10, radiotherapy is usually avoided.</li> <li>The outcome depends on many factors however the outcome for most low grade gliomas is good.</li></ul>
Traitement des gliomes de bas gradeTTraitement des gliomes de bas gradeTreatment of low grade gliomasFrenchNeurology;OncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Brain;SpineNervous systemDrug treatment;Non-drug treatmentAdult (19+)NA2009-07-10T04:00:00ZEric Bouffet, MD, FRCPCUte Bartels, MD11.000000000000040.0000000000000161.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Description détaillée des possibilités de traitement pour un enfant atteint d’un gliome de bas grade.<br></p><p>S’il est facile d’accéder à la tumeur, la chirurgie est habituellement le premier choix de traitement. S’il est possible de retirer toute la tumeur, la chirurgie guérit habituellement le cancer. Parfois, le chirurgien ne peut pas retirer toute la tumeur, car ce serait trop risqué. Si la chirurgie n’est pas possible ou partielle, d’autres options de traitement sont disponibles, comme la chimiothérapie et la radiothérapie.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>S’il est facile d’accéder à la tumeur, l’intervention chirurgicale est habituellement le premier choix de traitement. </li> <li>Si une intervention chirurgicale n’est pas possible, on peut considérer la chimiothérapie ou la radiothérapie, sauf si le patient est âgé de moins de 10 ans, dans quel cas la radiothérapie est généralement évitée.</li> <li>Les répercussions dépendent de plusieurs facteurs, malgré que le pronostic associé à la plupart des gliomes de bas grade soit bon.</li></ul>

 

 

Treatment of low grade gliomas1356.00000000000Treatment of low grade gliomasTreatment of low grade gliomasTEnglishNeurology;OncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Brain;SpineNervous systemDrug treatment;Non-drug treatmentAdult (19+)NA2009-07-10T04:00:00ZEric Bouffet, MD, FRCPCUte Bartels, MD11.000000000000040.0000000000000161.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>An in-depth description of treatment possibilities for a child with a low grade glioma and what the expected outcomes are.<br></p><p>If the low grade glioma can be easily accessed, then surgery is usually the first choice for treatment. If the entire tumour can be removed, surgery usually cures the cancer. Sometimes, the surgeon may not be able to remove all of the tumour because it is too risky. If surgery is not possible or is incomplete, other treatment options are available, including chemotherapy and radiation therapy.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Surgery is the first choice for treatment if the tumour is easily accessible.</li> <li>Chemotherapy or radiation may be considered if surgery is not possible, however in patients younger than 10, radiotherapy is usually avoided.</li> <li>The outcome depends on many factors however the outcome for most low grade gliomas is good.</li></ul><h2>How is a low grade glioma treated?</h2><p>Chemotherapy is the use of drugs to destroy the tumour cells, while radiation therapy uses high energy X-rays. Another option may be to take a “wait and watch” approach. This is also called observation. </p><p>If surgery is not possible, chemotherapy or radiation therapy may be considered for treatment. However, in children under the age of 10 with a low grade glioma, radiotherapy is usually avoided. This is because it can affect a child’s growth and development. In such cases, chemotherapy can be used first to try to prevent the tumour from getting bigger. When the child is older, then radiotherapy can be used if needed. </p><h2>What is the outcome for a child with a low grade glioma?</h2><p>The outcome for most low grade gliomas is good. If the tumour can be removed by surgery alone, then almost all children will survive. Cerebellar astrocytomas have the best survival rate of all gliomas because they are more easily removed in surgery. If chemotherapy or radiation is needed, the outcome is still good. After 10 years, 85 to 90 percent of children will survive. </p><p>However, the outcome depends on many factors. These factors include the child’s age, the location and size of the tumour, the damage caused by the tumour and the increased pressure to the brain, and the necessity of further treatment. </p><h3>More information<br></h3><ul><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=1309&language=English">Low Grade Gliomas</a> </li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=1323&language=English">Diagnosis of Low Grade Gliomas </a></li> </ul><br>Treatment of low grade gliomas

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