Medulloblastoma


Medulloblastoma is a cancerous tumor—also called cerebellar primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET)—that starts in the region of the brain at the base of the skull, called the posterior fossa.

  • These tumors tend to spread to other parts of the brain and to the spinal cord.

How common is medulloblastoma?

  • Medulloblastoma is the most common malignant brain tumor of childhood, and it accounts for about 20 percent of all childhood brain tumors.
  • Between 250 and 500 children are found to have medulloblastoma each year in the United States.
  • Most medulloblastoma tumors are found in children younger than age 16, but they can rarely occur in adults.
  • Medulloblastoma is slightly more common in boys than in girls.

What are the symptoms of medulloblastoma?

If your child has medulloblastoma, the following symptoms may occur:

  • Headaches
  • Morning nausea or vomiting that gradually gets worse
  • Clumsiness
  • Problems with handwriting
  • Visual problems (rare) at the time of diagnosis
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