Treatment of Newly Diagnosed Childhood Subependymoma
The standard treatment option for newly diagnosed subependymoma (WHO Grade I) includes the following:
In cases requiring therapy, complete surgical removal is often curative.
Occasionally, subependymomas cause ventricular obstruction and, in these cases, ventriculoperitoneal shunt placement is indicated. Spontaneous intratumoral hemorrhage has also been observed.References
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