Diagnosis of optic and hypothalamic gliomasDDiagnosis of optic and hypothalamic gliomasDiagnosis of optic and hypothalamic gliomasEnglishNeurology;OncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous systemNAAdult (19+)NA2009-07-10T04:00:00ZEric Bouffet, MD, FRCPC10.000000000000044.0000000000000738.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>An in-depth look at the causes, medical symptoms, treatment, and outcomes for a child with an optic or hypothalamic glioma.</p><p>A series of diagnostic tests are used to determine if your child has a brain tumour. A biopsy may be necessary to confirm diagnosis.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Well-established diagnostic tests are used to see if a brain tumour is causing your child's symptoms.</li> <li>A biopsy is a type of sugery that allows doctors to remove samples of tumour tissue to see the exact type of tumour.</li></ul>
Diagnostic des gliomes optiques et hypothalamiquesDDiagnostic des gliomes optiques et hypothalamiquesDiagnosis of optic and hypothalamic gliomasFrenchNeurology;OncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous systemNAAdult (19+)NA2009-07-10T04:00:00ZEric Bouffet, MD, FRCPC10.000000000000044.0000000000000738.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Examen approfondi des causes, des symptômes médicaux, du traitement et des résultats pour un enfant atteint d'un gliome optique ou hypothalamique.</p><p>Une série d’examens diagnostics est employée afin de déterminer si votre enfant est atteint d’une tumeur cérébrale. Une biopsie pourrait être nécessaire afin de confirmer le diagnostic.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Des examens diagnostiques bien établis sont utilisés afin de déterminer si une tumeur cérébrale cause les symptômes de votre enfant.</li> <li>Une biopsie est un type d’intervention chirurgicale qui permet aux médecins de retirer des échantillons de tissu tumoral afin de déterminer le type exact de la tumeur.</li></ul>

 

 

Diagnosis of optic and hypothalamic gliomas1324.00000000000Diagnosis of optic and hypothalamic gliomasDiagnosis of optic and hypothalamic gliomasDEnglishNeurology;OncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous systemNAAdult (19+)NA2009-07-10T04:00:00ZEric Bouffet, MD, FRCPC10.000000000000044.0000000000000738.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>An in-depth look at the causes, medical symptoms, treatment, and outcomes for a child with an optic or hypothalamic glioma.</p><p>A series of diagnostic tests are used to determine if your child has a brain tumour. A biopsy may be necessary to confirm diagnosis.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Well-established diagnostic tests are used to see if a brain tumour is causing your child's symptoms.</li> <li>A biopsy is a type of sugery that allows doctors to remove samples of tumour tissue to see the exact type of tumour.</li></ul><h2>How do you know that a child has an optic or hypothalamic glioma?</h2><p>Doctors and other medical professionals will use well-established diagnostic tests to see if an optic or hypothalamic tumour is causing your child’s symptoms. These tests will include a physical examination, and brain scans such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computerized tomography (CT), which will identify the presence of a tumour. A biopsy may be necessary. This is a type of surgery that allows doctors to remove samples of tumour tissue to see the exact type of tumour. </p> <figure class="swf-asset-c-80"> <span class="asset-image-title">Hypothalamic Glioma (Sagittal) MRI</span> <div class="asset-animation"> src="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/Style%20Library/akh/swfanimations/swf.html?swffile=MRI_optic_hypothalamic_glioma_sagittal_MED_ANI_EN.swf" </div> </figure> <figure class="swf-asset-c-80"> <span class="asset-image-title">Hypothalamic Glioma (Coronal) MRI</span> <div class="asset-animation"> src="https://akhpub.aboutkidshealth.ca/Style%20Library/akh/swfanimations/swf.html?swffile=MRI_optic_hypothalamic_glioma_coronal_MED_ANI_EN.swf" </div> </figure> <p>The diagnosis of any brain tumour can be a long and difficult process. If the symptoms are dramatic, the diagnosis may happen quickly. If they are milder, it can take months.</p><h2>More information<br></h2><ul><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=1310&language=English">Optic and Hypothalamic Gliomas </a></li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=1347&language=English">Treatment of Optic and Hypothalamic Gliomas</a> </li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=1347&language=English">Recurrence of Optic and Hypothalamic Gliomas</a></li></ul>Diagnosis of optic and hypothalamic gliomas

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