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Brain Stem Neoplasms (medical condition): A brain stem tumor. The tumor may be malignant or benign and the...more »
Brain Stem Neoplasms: Benign and malignant intra-axial tumors of the MESENCEPHALON; PONS; or MEDULLA OBLONGATA of the BRAIN STEM. Primary and metastatic neoplasms may occur in this location. Clinical features include ATAXIA, cranial neuropathies (see $CRANIAL NERVE DISEASES$), NAUSEA, hemiparesis (see HEMIPLEGIA), and quadriparesis. Primary brain stem neoplasms are more frequent in children. Histologic subtypes include GLIOMA; HEMANGIOBLASTOMA; GANGLIOGLIOMA; and EPENDYMOMA.
Source: MeSH 2007
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Brain Stem Neoplasms is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Brain Stem Neoplasms, or a subtype of Brain Stem Neoplasms,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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