Intracranial tumors in patients in first year of life


  • L. M. Verbova SI «Romodanov Neurosurgery Institute National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine», Kyiv, Ukraine
  • A. V. Shaversky SI «Romodanov Neurosurgery Institute National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine», Kyiv, Ukraine
  • A. O. Svyst SI «Romodanov Neurosurgery Institute National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine», Kyiv, Ukraine
  • P. M. Plavskyy National Children’s Specialised Hospital «OHMATDYT» Ministry Of Health Of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • M. V. Plavskyy SI «Romodanov Neurosurgery Institute National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine», Kyiv, Ukraine
  • V. I. Ziabchenko National Children’s Specialised Hospital «OHMATDYT» Ministry Of Health Of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine



brain tumors, hydrocephalus, children of the first year of life, CSF shunting operations


The retrospective study provides data of 82 patients in first year of life, were diagnosed and treated in Institute of Neurosurgery during the period 1980–2004. Those patients represent 1.8% of the tumors of childhood seen in this unit. 80.5% of the tumors were supratentorial and 93% were neuroectodermal in origin. The most common syndromes were vomiting, alteration of psychomotor development and macrocrania. Brain tumors during 1-st year of life differ sufficiently from those of older children in presentation, localization and some morphological characteristics, and should be considered separately. Mortality rates are associated with large tumor sizes and blood loss. Brain tumors in this age can be can be congenital and need further study.


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