Surgery 101: Pediatric Brain Tumors

Surgery 101: Pediatric Brain Tumors

Surgery 101 is an online learning resource developed by students, residents and faculty at the University of Alberta.  It offers free open-access podcasts and resources for medical students to learn all things surgical. While the focus may be on Surgery, a number of these podcasts review important presentations in Pediatrics that learners should be familiar with.

In this episode, Dr. Vivek Mehta, a Pediatric Neurosurgeon, addresses the topic of pediatric brain tumours. After listening to this episode, learners will be able to:

  • Understand the commonality of pediatric brain tumours
  • Describe the most common symptoms seen in children suspected of having a brain tumor
  • Describe the steps in determining what to do about the tumor
  • Describe the characteristics associated with the two most common pediatric brain tumors

Access the podcast here at Surgery 101: Pediatric Brain Tumors.

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