What is the prognosis of Childhood Brain Stem Glioma?

By  ,  National Institute of Health
Feb 15, 2011

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Certain factors affect prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options.

The prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options depend on:

  • The type of brain stem glioma
  • Where the tumor is found in the brain and if it has spread within the brain stem
  • Whether or not the child has a condition called neurofibromatosis type 1
  • Whether the tumor has just been diagnosed or has recurred (come back)


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