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Causes of Medulloblastoma

Medulloblastoma Causes: Male-Female Gender Ratio

Gender Ratio of Medulloblastoma: male predominance...more »

Medulloblastoma: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Medulloblastoma, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Medulloblastoma:

  • Malignant primary brain tumour
  • Infratentorial tumour
  • Cerebellum
  • Posterior fossa tumours

Medulloblastoma: Causes and Types

Causes of Broader Categories of Medulloblastoma: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Medulloblastoma as a symptom:

Conditions listing Medulloblastoma as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Medulloblastoma. Our database lists the following as having Medulloblastoma as a symptom of that condition:

What causes Medulloblastoma?

Article excerpts about the causes of Medulloblastoma:
Medulloblastomas were once thought to develop from glial cells. However, recent research suggests that these tumors develop from primitive (developing) nerve cells that normally do not remain in the body after birth. For this reason, medulloblastomas are sometimes called primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET). Most medulloblastomas arise in the cerebellum; however, they may occur in other areas as well. These tumors occur most often in children and are more common in boys than in girls. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Brain Tumors: NCI)

Related information on causes of Medulloblastoma:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Medulloblastoma may be found in:

 

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