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medulloblastoma


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(mi-dul-oh-blas-toh-mă)

a malignant brain tumour that occurs during childhood and develops in the cerebellum. Symptoms include headaches, dizziness, and unsteadiness; the flow of cerebrospinal fluid may become obstructed, causing hydrocephalus. Treatment involves surgery followed by radiotherapy.

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