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When a surgical approach is recommended for brain tumor treatment in a pediatric patient, the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery offers a range of treatment options. These complex, delicate procedures require the coordinated efforts of a team of experts from different disciplines who work together to help each child get the best care possible, both during and after pediatric brain tumpr surgery.
Our team includes a wide range of experienced pediatric physicians from such support specialties as:
Through a collaborative effort, doctors from different pediatric specialties carefully review each child’s case and design a treatment plan based on:
Depending on your child’s diagnosis, brain tumor treatment may include (alone or in combination):
Some surgeries can be done using minimally invasive techniques – which are surgeries that are less traumatic to the body than "open" procedures. A decade ago, neurosurgeons at UPMC pioneered two such minimally invasive techniques on adult brain tumors: the Endoscopic Endonasal Approach (EEA) and Neuroendoport®Surgery. EEA may be used to reach tumors and lesions at the base of the skull by operating through the natural openings of the nose and nasal sinuses. Neuroendoport Surgery may be used to reach tumors and lesions deep within the brain. Both procedures may offer fewer complications and faster recovery, with little to no scarring.
Through our seamless collaboration with neurosurgeons at UPMC, the Pediatric Neurosurgery Division of the Brain Care Institute is using these minimally invasive surgical techniques for pediatric patients. These techniques are performed in Children’s Hospital’s state-of-the-art neurosurgical suite that was designed specifically for these procedures. We have had remarkable success with these minimally invasive brain surgeries, and, in many cases, have eliminated the need for open surgical resection.
Children's Hospital's main campus is located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood. Our main hospital address is:
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
One Children’s Hospital Way
4401 Penn Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In addition to the main hospital, Children's has many convenient locations in other neighborhoods throughout the greater Pittsburgh region.
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