37. Medulloblastoma

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Organ: Brain, brainstem, cerebellum


Along the posterior aspect of the brainstem there is a greyish-yellowish, necrotic, fragile tumor. The tumor has obliterated part of the cerebellum and the fourth ventricle.

Diagnosis: Medulloblastoma

Risk factors:

  • Young children


Medulloblastoma is the most common CNS tumor in childhood. It has a poor prognosis as it is by definition a grade IV embryonal tumor.

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