Symptoms of brain stem glioma include-
- Memory loss
- Urinary incontinence
Brain stem glioma is a type of cancer that occurs in the spinal cord and brain. It originates in the glial cells which surround the nerve cells and help them function. Brain stem glioma affects the brain function.
Types of brain stem glioma include:
If your specialist suspects that you have a brain stem glioma, he will conduct the following tests:...
If your specialist suspects that you have a brain stem glioma, he will conduct the following tests:
The treatment of brain stem glioma depends on the size, type, grade, age of the patient and location of the cancer. The specialist may prescribe steroids to relieve pressure and reduce swelling...
The treatment of brain stem glioma depends on the size, type, grade, age of the patient and location of the cancer. The specialist may prescribe steroids to relieve pressure and reduce swelling.
In this therapy, drugs are used to kill the cancer cells. The goal of chemotherapy is to stop the growth of tumour cells. Temozolomide drug is generally used for chemotherapy.
Radiation therapy for brain stem glioma is a treatment used to destroy or stop brain tumour growth. The treatment uses external beam radiation to target and kill the cancerous cells. It is a safe option as it only targets specific areas and minimises chances of damaging normal cells. It is given in measured doses and with clinical precision so that there is no risk of damage to healthy cells. The treatment can be used in combination with neurosurgery or chemotherapy.
Look for immediate medical help if you see any signs or indications of brain stem glioma, regardless of the possibility that they appear or vanish.
Medanta Institute of Neurosciences is an integrated institute with a dedicated team of doctors supported by the latest technology which aims to provide comprehensive and multidisciplinary care for disorders of the brain and spine. The institute ha..
Medanta Institute of Neurosciences is an integrated institute with a dedicated team of doctors supported by the latest technology which aims to provide comprehensive and multidisciplinary care for disorders of the brain and spine. The institute has a team of highly qualified neurologists, neurosurgeons, neurointerventionists, neuro-anaesthetists, and dedicated neuro critical care specialists, neuropsychologist and neuropsychiatrists. The institute has dedicated centres for brain tumours, spinal disorders, stroke, epilepsy, movement disorders and headache. The institute has specialised services and protocols for emergency management of acute neurological disorders including stroke and other neurological trauma.
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