Semin Neurol 1998; 18(2): 257-265
DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1040878
© 1998 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc.

Pitfalls in the Management of Patients with Malignant Gliomas

Paul L. Moots
  • Departments of Neurology and Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee
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19 March 2008 (online)


Neurooncology requires the integration of the clinical history, physical examination, neuroimaging studies, neuropathology, surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy in order to properly diagnose and treat patients with suspected brain tumors. The review herein serves to illustrate and emphasize the pitfalls that can potentially occur during each step of the process of managing patients with malignant gliomas. Familiarity with these pitfalls will enhance the neurologist's ability to successfully manage patients with neurooncological disease.