What is it?

Medulloblastoma is a malignant brain tumor that develops in the cerebellum, which is the lower back part of the brain. The cerebellum is involved in coordination, balance and movement. The tumors may spread through the cerebrospinal fluids (CSF) to the brain and the spinal cord. Medulloblastoma is not inherited but is caused by different types of gene mutation in embryonic cells of the brain. It may be part of a syndrome such as Gorlin’s or Turcot’s. Medulloblastoma is more common in children but can occur at any age.

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Additional names

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Signs & symptoms

Symptoms of Medulloblastoma include vomiting, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, headaches, double vision, problems with stability, coordination, and difficulty walking.


Diagnosis is based upon findings from medical history and physical neurological examination. Further evaluation may include imagine tests, biopsy of brain tissue and lumbar puncture to test CSF.


Treatment includes surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.

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