Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Medulloblastoma Evaluation

An evaluation of medulloblastoma will begin with a history and physical examination.

Physical findings may be present that help to localize a tumor within the brain.

Physical findings may include:

Tests are necessary to detect the presence, severity and type of brain tumor.

Tests may include:

Medulloblastoma Biopsy

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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Last Updated: Dec 20, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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