What diseases do we treat?In the Neuro-oncology department, children are treated with:
Low-grade glioma, including optic glioma
High-grade glioma, including pontine gliomas
Germ cell tumors
Choroid plexus tumor (CPT)
Atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor (ATRT)
The DepartmentThe Neuro-oncology department is located on the second floor and consists of an outpatient clinic, day treatment and a clinic.
Based on the results and symptoms, your child will go to the day treatment for chemotherapy or the OR for an operation after the consultation. If no treatment is given, you will return home. You know in advance what the purpose of the appointment is at the outpatient clinic. This way you can prepare your child well.
There is also a treatment room at the outpatient clinic. There, the following treatments are performed:
• the insertion of the fully implantable 'delivery system' (CVC)
• taking blood from the IV
• taking care of the central line
• the administration of single doses of chemotherapy by infusion line or reservoir in the brain room
• the insertion of a nasogastric tube
• administering an injection
Short-term chemotherapy, blood transfusions and other medications are administered during day treatment. If necessary, your child will also come to prepare for examinations such as MRI scan and CT scan. Sometimes it is necessary to perform these tests under sedation. This means that your child goes to the examination via the day treatment and then returns here. Minor operations, such as placing a central infusion line via the arm (PICC) for medication administration and blood sampling, and performing a lumbar puncture, are carried out in special rooms for day treatment under light anesthesia.