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Brain Stem Glioma

Brain Stem Glioma: Introduction

Brain Stem Glioma: Brain stem gliomas occur in the lowest, stemlike part of the brain. The brain stem controls many vital functions. ... more about Brain Stem Glioma.

Brain Stem Glioma: Tumor of the brain stem consisting of neuroglia of many stages of development. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Brain Stem Glioma is available below.

Symptoms of Brain Stem Glioma

Treatments for Brain Stem Glioma

  • Treatment depends upon whether the disease is focal or diffuse. Treatments include:
  • Surgery for focal tumors
  • Radiotherapy
  • Chemotherapy - sometimes used
  • more treatments...»

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Causes of Brain Stem Glioma

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Brain Stem Glioma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Brain Stem Glioma

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Article Excerpts about Brain Stem Glioma

Brain stem gliomas occur in the lowest, stemlike part of the brain. The brain stem controls many vital functions. Tumors in this area generally cannot be removed. Most brain stem gliomas are high-grade astrocytomas. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Brain Tumors: NCI)

 

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