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Neuroectodermal tumor, primitive

Neuroectodermal tumor, primitive: Introduction

Neuroectodermal tumor, primitive: A very rare type of tumor that occurs in children under the age of ten. It is very aggressive and has a poor prognosis with less than half of patients surviving. The tumor originates from primitive nerve cells in the brain (CNS PNET) or other parts of the body (peripheral PNET). CNS tumors can be further divided into infratentorial tumors (e.g. medulloblastoma) or supratentorial tumors. The tumors usually cause no symptoms in the early stages and the symptoms that do develop will vary depending on the exact location and size of the tumor. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Neuroectodermal tumor, primitive is available below.

Symptoms of Neuroectodermal tumor, primitive

Treatments for Neuroectodermal tumor, primitive

  • Treatment usually involves surgery, radiation therapy and, chemotherapy. Sometimes steroids are used to alleviate the buildup of fluid around the tumor which may relieve some symptoms until further treatment can be undertaken
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Neuroectodermal tumor, primitive: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Neuroectodermal tumor, primitive

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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...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"...read more »

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Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild concussion diagnosis. The condition goes by the...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 particularly true of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), for which...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....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...read more »

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Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Neuroectodermal tumor, primitive as a "rare disease".
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More information about Neuroectodermal tumor, primitive

  1. Neuroectodermal tumor, primitive: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
 

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