Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Neuroectodermal Tumor Treatment

Treatment for primitive neuroectodermal tumors may include anticonvulsant medications, oral corticosteroid medications, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or surgery.

Treatment for primitive neuroectodermal tumors may include:

Neuroectodermal Tumor Drugs

Medications used to treat primitive neuroectodermal tumors include:

Neuroectodermal Tumor Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapy for primitive neuroectodermal tumors uses a highly-focused dose of radiation directed at a small area of the brain tumor. It requires specialized scanning equipment, and 3-dimensional imaging. Another name for this method is a gamma knife.

Gamma knife devices allow doctors to deliver a precise dose of radiation to the tumor, with a minimal effect on surrounding brain tissue.

Complications of radiation therapy may include:

Neuroectodermal Tumor Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat primitive neuroectodermal tumors:

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Last Updated: Jan 3, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Neuroectodermal Tumor References
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