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brainstem gliomas
Gliomas are tumors that arise from glial (supporting) cells in the brain. Gliomas that occur at the brainstem, which connects the brain to the spinal cord, usually occur during childhood and adolescence.  Most brainstem gliomas grow into the surrounding tissue.

Symptoms may include:


  • difficulty walking
  • headache
  • nausea
  • double vision
  • difficulty swallowing

Treatment may include:


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