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Neuroblastoma: Introduction

Neuroblastoma: neuroblastoma is a malignant (cancerous) tumor of infants and children that develops from nerve tissue. See detailed information below for a list of 15 causes of Neuroblastoma, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Neuroblastoma Treatments

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Neuroblastoma: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Neuroblastoma

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Misdiagnosis and Neuroblastoma

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 speak. This was initially misdiagnosed as a "nervous breakdown" and 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 stroke or Alzheimer's disease, it can also occur from a 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 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 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 misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease or dementia (such as Alzheimer's disease). The condition 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 return. A variety of symptoms can occur in post-concussion 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 more »

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Neuroblastoma: Related Rare Diseases

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Neuroblastoma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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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)

Common neoplasm of early childhood arising from neural crest cells in the sympathetic nervous system, and characterized by diverse clinical behavior, ranging from spontaneous remission to rapid metastatic progression and death; histologic features include uniform round cells with hyperchromatic nuclei arranged in nests and separated by fibrovascular septa; the most common intraabdominal malignancy of childhood, but it may also arise from thorax, neck, or rarely occur in the central nervous system.
- (Source - CRISP)

Cancer that arises in immature nerve cells and affects mostly infants and children.
- (Source - National Cancer Institute)

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 Institute of Health)

Detailed list of causes of Neuroblastoma

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How Common are these Causes of Neuroblastoma?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Neuroblastoma. Of the 15 causes of Neuroblastoma that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 14 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Neuroblastoma:

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Medical Conditions associated with Neuroblastoma:

Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Cancer-related symptoms (173 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

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