Efficacy and risk of brain biopsies in pediatric patients

Marec Von Lehe, Markus Degenhardt, Robert Sassen & Hans Clusmann
Objective: Brain biopsy in pediatric patients is rarely necessary and little is known about its efficacy and risk. Nevertheless, this invasive diagnostic tool is essential for treatment planning in some conditions. Methods: Seventy-four brain biopsies were performed in 71 children and adolescents[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]