Diagnosis of diffuse pontine gliomasDDiagnosis of diffuse pontine gliomasDiagnosis of diffuse pontine gliomasEnglishNeurology;OncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous systemNAAdult (19+)NA2009-07-10T04:00:00ZEric Bouffet, MD, FRCPC10.000000000000051.0000000000000487.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>A look at the medical symptoms, treatment, and outcomes for a child with a diffuse pontine glioma.<br></p><p>A series of diagnostic tests are used to determine if your child has a diffuse pontine glioma.<br></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 may or may not be necessary depending on the results of the MRI.</li></ul>
Diagnostic des gliomes infiltrants du tronc cérébralDDiagnostic des gliomes infiltrants du tronc cérébralDiagnosis of diffuse pontine gliomasFrenchNeurology;OncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous systemNAAdult (19+)NA2009-07-10T04:00:00ZEric Bouffet, MD, FRCPC10.000000000000051.0000000000000487.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Examen approfondi des causes, des symptômes médicaux, du traitement et des résultats pour un enfant atteint d'un gliome infiltrants du tronc cérébral.<br></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 pourrait ou non être nécessaire en fonction des résultats de l’examen d’imagerie par résonance magnétique.</li></ul>

 

 

Diagnosis of diffuse pontine gliomas1325.00000000000Diagnosis of diffuse pontine gliomasDiagnosis of diffuse pontine gliomasDEnglishNeurology;OncologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous systemNAAdult (19+)NA2009-07-10T04:00:00ZEric Bouffet, MD, FRCPC10.000000000000051.0000000000000487.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>A look at the medical symptoms, treatment, and outcomes for a child with a diffuse pontine glioma.<br></p><p>A series of diagnostic tests are used to determine if your child has a diffuse pontine glioma.<br></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 may or may not be necessary depending on the results of the MRI.</li></ul><h2>How do you know that a child has a diffuse pontine glioma?</h2><p>Doctors and other medical professionals will use well-established diagnostic tests to see if a brain tumour is causing your child’s symptoms. These tests will include a physical examination, and brain scans such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The diagnosis is usually made based on the signs and symptoms in your child, and on the results of the MRI study. When the tumour looks typical on an MRI, a biopsy is not necessary. If the tumour looks unusual, a biopsy may be required. Although a biopsy may be considered by some centres to help with diagnosis, surgery is not part of the treatment plan for this type of tumour. </p> <figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Diffuse Pontine Glioma MRI</span> <img alt="" /> </figure> <h2>More information</h2><ul><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=1311&language=English">Diffuse Pontine Gliomas</a> </li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=1347&language=English">Treatment of Diffuse Pontine Gliomas</a> </li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=1347&language=English">Recurrence of Diffuse Pontine Gliomas</a> </li></ul>Diagnosis of diffuse pontine gliomas

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