Article Abstract

Laser induced thermal therapy (LITT) for pediatric brain tumors: case-based review

Authors: Margaret Riordan, Zulma Tovar-Spinoza

Abstract

Integration of Laser induced thermal therapy (LITT) to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have created new options for treating surgically challenging tumors in locations that would otherwise have represented an intrinsic comorbidity by the approach itself. As new applications and variations of the use are discussed, we present a case-based review of the history, development, and subsequent updates of minimally invasive MRI-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy (MRgLITT) ablation in pediatric brain tumors.