Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Neuroectodermal Tumor Types

Types of primitive neuroectodermal tumors include:

Primitive neuroectodermal tumors may also be classified by their location in the brain. Infratentorial means the lower, back one-third of the brain, including the brainstem and cerebellum. Supratentorial tumors arise within the front two-thirds of the brain.

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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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