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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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Causes of Neuroectodermal tumor, primitive

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Neuroectodermal tumor, primitive: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Neuroectodermal tumor, primitive

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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, 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 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" 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 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 injuries, or even those causing a mild concussion diagnosis. The condition goes by 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 more »

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

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

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple sclerosis). See symptoms of Vitamin B12 more »

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Definitions of Neuroectodermal tumor, primitive:

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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