Brain Tumors in Children

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About the Case Presentation

Brain tumors in children are a diverse group of medical conditions characterized by the abnormal growth of cells in the brain or central nervous system. These tumors can vary widely in terms of location, size, and aggressiveness, and they pose unique challenges in pediatric medicine. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial, and symptoms may include headaches, seizures, changes in behavior, and developmental issues. Multidisciplinary care, involving pediatric oncologists, neurosurgeons, and radiation oncologists, is essential for the best possible outcomes. Treatment options may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or a combination thereof, tailored to the specific type and stage of the tumor. Despite the challenges, advances in medical science have improved survival rates and quality of life for many children with brain tumors, highlighting the importance of early detection and comprehensive care.

 

About the Speaker

Dr Vasudha

Dr. Vasudha N R

Pediatric Oncologist
Consultant
at Rainbow Children’s Hospital & BirthRight by
Rainbow, Bangalore

Dr. Vasudha N R

Pediatric Oncologist Consultant

Rainbow Children’s Hospital & BirthRight by Rainbow, Bangalore

Dr.Vasudha N Rao has over 7 years of experience in Pediatrics and 5 years of experience in Pediatric Oncology. She pursued MBBS from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore and MD Pediatrics from Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of hospitals, Mumbai. Subsequently, she pursued a Fellowship in Pediatric Oncology from Great Ormond Street Hospital For Children, London, United Kingdom. Areas of Expertise:

-Pediatric Leukaemias and Lymphomas – Pediatric Brain tumors- Pediatric solid tumors (Neuroblastoma, Rhabdomyosarcoma) Late Effects – Comprehensive Pediatric Oncology care