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Brain Stem Neoplasms (Brain Stem Tumor) Summary

Description: Benign and malignant intra-axial tumors of the MESENCEPHALON; PONS; or MEDULLA OBLONGATA of the BRAIN STEM. Primary and metastatic neoplasms may occur in this location. Clinical features include ATAXIA, cranial neuropathies (see CRANIAL NERVE DISEASES), NAUSEA, hemiparesis (see HEMIPLEGIA), and quadriparesis. Primary brain stem neoplasms are more frequent in children. Histologic subtypes include GLIOMA; HEMANGIOBLASTOMA; GANGLIOGLIOMA; and EPENDYMOMA.

Also Known As: Brain Stem Tumor; Medullary Neoplasm; Brain Stem Neoplasms, Primary; Brain Stem Tumors; Brainstem Neoplasms Show All >>

Networked: 153 relevant articles (9 outcomes, 15 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Brain Stem Neoplasms

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Vincristine (Oncovin) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 3 results : FDA 17 Generic
  2. vinorelbine (Navelbine) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 8 Generic
  3. Carboplatin (JM8) : 2 studies in 4 results : FDA 29 Generic
  4. Cisplatin (Platino) : 2 studies in 2 results : FDA 6 Generic
  5. Prednisone (Sone) : 1 study in 2 results : FDA 119 Generic
  6. Inhibins (Inhibin) : 1 study in 2 results : IBA
  7. RMP 7 : 1 study in 2 results : IBA
  8. MART-1 Antigen : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
  9. Thalidomide (Thalomid) : 1 study in 1 result : FDA 2
  10. Lomustine (CCNU) : 1 study in 1 result : FDA 1
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Diseases Related to Brain Stem Neoplasms

  1. Astrocytoma (Pilocytic Astrocytoma)
  2. Medulloblastoma
  3. Glioblastoma (Glioblastoma Multiforme)
  4. Neoplasms (Cancer)
  5. Hydrocephalus (Hydrocephaly)
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Key Therapies for Brain Stem Neoplasms

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  1. Radiotherapy : 5 outcomes 5 studies in 25 results
  2. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 3 outcomes 5 studies in 16 results
  3. Ventriculostomy : 1 outcome 1 study in 5 results
  4. Nursing Care : 2 results
  5. Craniotomy : 2 results
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