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Neuroblastoma

Neuroblastoma: Introduction

Neuroblastoma: Neuroblastoma is a malignant (cancerous) tumor of infants and children that develops from nerve tissue. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Neuroblastoma is available below.

Symptoms of Neuroblastoma

Treatments for Neuroblastoma

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Neuroblastoma: Related Patient Stories

Neuroblastoma: Deaths

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Types of Neuroblastoma

Diagnostic Tests for Neuroblastoma

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Neuroblastoma: Complications

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Causes of Neuroblastoma

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Disease Topics Related To Neuroblastoma

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Neuroblastoma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Neuroblastoma

Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases, because it may cause only...read more »

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to...read more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a ...read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed with...read more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" around the arm to measure...read more »

Spitz nevi misdiagnosed as dangerous melanoma skin cancer: One possible misdiagnosis to consider in lieu of melanoma is spitz nevi. See melanoma and spitz nevi....read more »

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder...read more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is...read more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed. It may be...read more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their...read more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children....read more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple...read more »

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Hospitals & Clinics: Neuroblastoma

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Neuroblastoma: Rare Types

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Latest Treatments for Neuroblastoma

Neuroblastoma: Animations

Prognosis for Neuroblastoma

Prognosis for Neuroblastoma: 24-100% survive 4 years after diagnosis, spontaneous regression possible

Research about Neuroblastoma

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Clinical Trials for Neuroblastoma

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Definitions of Neuroblastoma:

Neuroblastoma is a specific type of neuroblastic tumor which is characterized by the presense of neuroblastic cells forming groups or nests separated by delicate stromal septa without prominent Schwannian stroma. (Adapted from WHO.) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Malignant tumor containing embryonic nerve cells; usually metastasizes quickly - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Neuroblastoma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Neuroblastoma, or a subtype of Neuroblastoma, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Neuroblastoma as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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