Brain tumours and neurological examinationsBBrain tumours and neurological examinationsBrain tumours and neurological examinationsEnglishNeurologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous systemTestsAdult (19+)NA2009-07-10T04:00:00ZEric Bouffet, MD, FRCPC8.0000000000000066.0000000000000425.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>An in-depth look at what is involved in a neurological exam as part of the medical diagnosis of a childhood brain tumor.</p><p>A neurological examination will help to find out which part of your child’s brain is affected and is causing symptoms. It may be repeated throughout treatment to see if there are changes in your child’s symptoms. Neurological examinations are also an important part of follow-up for certain types of brain tumours. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>The neurological exam consists of a series of tests, testing the control of your brain.</li> <li>These tests will help to show which parts of the brain are affected.</li> <li>A full neurological exam will take between 10-30 minutes.</li></ul>
Les tumeurs cérébrales et les examens neurologiquesLLes tumeurs cérébrales et les examens neurologiquesBrain tumours and neurological examinationsFrenchNeurologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous systemTestsAdult (19+)NA2009-07-10T04:00:00ZEric Bouffet, MD, FRCPC8.0000000000000066.0000000000000425.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Aperçu approfondi de ce qui joue un rôle dans un examen neurologique dans le cadre du diagnostic médical de tumeur cérébrale chez un enfant. </p><p>L’examen neurologie aidera à déterminer quelle partie de l’encéphale de votre enfant est affectée et cause les symptômes. On pourrait le répéter tout au long du traitement afin d’observer s’il y a des changements dans les symptômes de votre enfant. Les examens neurologiques représentent aussi une partie importante du suivi de certains types de tumeurs cérébrales. </p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Un examen neurologique consiste en une série d’examens permettant d’évaluer le contrôle de votre encéphale.</li> <li>Ces examens aideront à montrer quelles parties de l’encéphale sont affectées.</li> <li>Un examen neurologique complet prendra de 10 à 30 minutes.</li></ul>

 

 

Brain tumours and neurological examinations1332.00000000000Brain tumours and neurological examinationsBrain tumours and neurological examinationsBEnglishNeurologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous systemTestsAdult (19+)NA2009-07-10T04:00:00ZEric Bouffet, MD, FRCPC8.0000000000000066.0000000000000425.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>An in-depth look at what is involved in a neurological exam as part of the medical diagnosis of a childhood brain tumor.</p><p>A neurological examination will help to find out which part of your child’s brain is affected and is causing symptoms. It may be repeated throughout treatment to see if there are changes in your child’s symptoms. Neurological examinations are also an important part of follow-up for certain types of brain tumours. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>The neurological exam consists of a series of tests, testing the control of your brain.</li> <li>These tests will help to show which parts of the brain are affected.</li> <li>A full neurological exam will take between 10-30 minutes.</li></ul><p>The neurological exam consists of a series of tests. Each part of your brain controls your ability to do the most basic things, such as smiling, opening and closing your eyes, and balancing when you walk. All these are tested in a neurological exam. </p> <p>The tests help to show which part of the brain is affected by a tumour. For instance, in one test the examiner might ask your child the day of the week. Your child may not remember. This finding suggests there is a problem in the part of her brain associated with memory. Many patients will also be sent to an eye doctor called an opthalmologist for further eye tests.</p> <p>A full neurological exam takes between 10 to 30 minutes. Parents may be present.</p> <p>Here are some examples of tests that might be done during a neurological exam. Depending on your child’s age and level of development, the tests may be different. </p> <ul> <li>Mental status Your child may be asked the time, the day of the week, and the date. They may be asked to repeat a list of objects, describe yesterday’s breakfast, and talk about a recent holiday or family gathering. Their level of attention to the person conducting the test will be observed. </li> <li>Cranial nerve functions: Your child may be asked to follow an object with her eyes, to see how well they move. They may be asked to smile, turn their head, shrug their shoulders, stick their tongue out, and open and close their eyes. Your child's reaction to various sounds will be observed. </li> <li>Motor function: To test muscle strength, your child may be asked to grip the examiner’s hand. They may have to hold their arms straight out for 10 seconds with their eyes closed. The examiner may hold your child's arms and legs, and ask them to push. </li> <li>Reflexes: The examiner may test your child’s arm, leg and foot reflexes by gently tapping on them with a rubber hammer.</li> <li>Coordination and gait: Your child may be asked to walk on their toes, balance on one foot, and balance with their feet together and their eyes closed. They may be asked to touch their fingers to their nose, and then to the examiner’s finger. </li> <li>Sensory function: Your child’s sense of touch may be tested using various objects such as a pin point or cotton ball. </li> <li>Eye test: Your child will be given a screening eye test. If there are changes in your child's vision, they will be referred to an eye doctor. </li></ul>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/brain_tumours_and_neurological_examinations.jpgBrain tumours and neurological examinations

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