Sign, symptoms, diagnosis & treatment of Medulloblastoma
What is Medulloblastoma ?
Medulloblastoma is a kind of brain tumor. This kind of tumor develops in the back side the brain and start killing healthy cells. Medulloblastoma then spreads to spinal cord and other parts of the body. These tumors can either be metastatic or benign. Metastatic means the tumors that can either spread to other parts of the body and benign means those that do not spreads. Medulloblastoma specially occurs in the children.
Risk factors for Medulloblastoma
- Gender – More common in boys than girls.
- Age – Usually occurs to kids below the 8 years of age.
- Vomiting during morning hours which worsens over time
- Problems with handwriting and other motor driven skills which worsen over time
- Vision problem
- Eyes turning inwards
Diagnosis of Medulloblastoma
- Physical examination and history.
- Lumbar puncture
- CT Scan
Treatment of Medulloblastoma
Although treatment of medulloblastoma depends on lot of factors like age, time of diagnosis and its type, however Bone marrow stem cell transplant is among the best options.
Cost of treatment – Medulloblastoma
- Laser Surgery
- Radiation therapy
- Surgery to remove the eye
Cost of treatment for Retinoblastoma vary from hospital to hospital India. It also varies on time of diagnosis and its symptoms. Cost of treatment for retinoblastoma may vary between $ 5000 USD up to $ 75,000 USD depending up to the treatment required.
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