SOURCE: slp3D

August 04, 2006 17:13 ET

ORLive Presents: Posterior Fossa Craniotomy, a Treatment for Pediatric Brain Tumors, From Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital

Live Webcast August 31, 2006 at 6:30 PM EDT (22:30 UTC)

CLEVELAND, OH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 4, 2006 -- On August 31, 2006, at 6:30 pm, tune in to watch a live Webcast from Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital about a procedure for removing a fourth ventricular brain tumor on www.OR-Live.com

Dr. Alan R. Cohen, Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery, demonstrates the microsurgical resection of a fourth ventricular brain tumor in a 6-year-old girl. The procedure is carried out through a midline posterior fossa craniotomy with the patient under general endotracheal anesthesia in the prone position. Posterior fossa tumors are the most common brain tumors of childhood, and the extent of surgical resection correlates strongly with long-term survival.

The Webcast will feature video of the procedure, followed by live, interactive panel discussions with Dr. Cohen, and Dr. John Letterio during which viewers will be able to submit their questions.

Dr. Cohen and Dr. Letterio will discuss new strategies for treating pediatric brain tumors at the Brain Tumor Center at Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital.

About Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital

For more than a century, Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital has been dedicated solely to the care of children. As one of the most renowned pediatric medical centers and a principal referral center for Ohio and the region, Rainbow physicians will receive more than 200,000 patient visits annually. The 244-bed hospital is home to 850 pediatric specialists and 40 special care centers including Centers of Excellence in oncology, neonatology, neurology and endocrinology. As a teaching affiliate of Case Western Reserve University, Rainbow trains more than 100 pediatricians each year and consistently ranks among the top children's hospitals in research funding from the National Institutes of Health. Rainbow was recently ranked as the #4 best children's hospital in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Visit http://www.or-live.com/RainbowBabies/1715 now to learn more and view a program preview. A VNR is available at http://www.OR-Live.com/rams/rab-1715-mkw-q.ram

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