- A malignant, invasive brain tumour arising from the cerebellar vermis.
- The most common malignant brain tumour of childhood.
- Symptoms, due to a mass effect from the tumour or to obstructive hydrocephalus, include morning headaches, nausea, vomiting, diplopia (manifestation of sixth nerve palsy), and ataxia. Vomiting often relieves the headaches.
- CT and MRI of the brain are used to diagnose condition.
- Treatment is surgery, usually with CSF diversion, followed by chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy.
Other related conditions
- Assessment of dizziness
- Overview of brain tumours
- Assessment of hearing loss
- Assessment of nausea and vomiting, adults
- Paediatric migraine
- Assessment of balance disorders
- Normal pressure hydrocephalus
- Astrocytic brain tumours
- Assessment of short stature
- Assessment of cranial nerve mononeuropathy
- Assessment of acute headache in children
- Assessment of altered mental status
- Assessment of learning difficulty and cognitive delay
- Assessment of vision loss
- Assessment of ataxia
Last updated: Apr 11, 2012