Diagnosis of brain tumors in children

Expert Rev Neurother. 2007 Jul;7(7):875-85. doi: 10.1586/14737175.7.7.875.


Brain tumors are the most common solid tumor of childhood. The presenting signs and symptoms reflect the nature and location of the tumor, the presence of increased intracranial pressure, and the age and development of the child. A detailed history and neurologic examination will, in most cases, identify children with intracranial neoplasms. Diagnosis is then confirmed by neuroradiologic studies, including computed tomography, MRI and magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Brain Neoplasms / complications
  • Brain Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed