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Medulloblastoma: Introduction

Medulloblastoma: A type of brain tumor. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Medulloblastoma is available below.

Symptoms of Medulloblastoma

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Medulloblastoma?

Medulloblastoma: Complications

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Causes of Medulloblastoma

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Disease Topics Related To Medulloblastoma

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Medulloblastoma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Medulloblastoma

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Medulloblastoma: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Medulloblastoma

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Medulloblastoma: Rare Types

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Medulloblastoma: Animations

Research about Medulloblastoma

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Clinical Trials for Medulloblastoma

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Statistics for Medulloblastoma

Medulloblastoma: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Medulloblastoma:

Medulloblastoma (WHO grade IV) is a malignant, invasive embryonal tumor of the cerebellum which occurs more often in children. It has a predominantly neuronal differentiation and a tendency to metastasize via CSF pathways. Histologically, classic Medulloblastomas are composed of densely packed cells with round-to-oval or carrot-shaped highly hyperchromatic nuclei surrounded by scanty cytoplasm. Neuroblastic rosettes are a typical but not constant feature. There are four histologic types: Desmoplastic Medulloblastoma, Large Cell Medulloblastoma, Medullomyoblastoma, Melanotic Medulloblastoma. (Adapted from WHO.) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Medulloblastoma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Medulloblastoma, or a subtype of Medulloblastoma, 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 Medulloblastoma as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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