- Weakness on one side of the body:
- Numbness on one side of the body:
- Difficulty swallowing
- Difficulty walking
- Difficulty with balance
- Difficulty speaking
- Facial weakness:
- Facial drooping
- Loss of coordination
- Memory loss
- Vision changes:
Tests are necessary to detect the presence, severity and type of brain tumor.
Tests may include:
During a brain biopsy for a brain tumor, a neurosurgeon removes a small sample of brain tissue through a small hole in the skull. The tissue will then be examined under a microscope, in order to determine whether medulloblastoma cells, or other cells, are causing the tumor.
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