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Neurol Sci. 2006 Sep;27(4):240-4.

Functional rehabilitation and brain tumour patients. A review of outcome.

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Neurology and Functional Rehabilitation Unit, San Giovanni Battista Hospital, Department of Neuroscience, University of Torino, Via Cherasco 15, I-10126, Torino, Italy.


The increasing prevalence of brain tumours and longer duration of survival achieved by recent advances in treatment prompt a critical analysis of the impact of functional rehabilitation on patients with brain tumours. In this review brain tumours and outcome of brain tumour patients are discussed from a rehabilitation perspective, taking into account not only life expectancy but also the direct and indirect causes of functional impairment. Results of functional rehabilitation and factors involved in its effectiveness are presented and analysed to serve as a basis to neurologists involved in the management of patients with brain tumours.

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