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Treatment of Ependymoblastoma

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Best hospitals and doctors for ependymoblastoma treatment abroad

The selection of doctors and clinics is carried out on the basis of annual qualification reports. The main selection criterion is the number of operations or procedures performed. It takes into account experience, reputation in the medical society, the availability of quality certificates and high specialization in a certain field.

Cost for treatment

Diagnostics of ependymoblastoma
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Radiotherapy for ependymoblastoma
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University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of Neurosurgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
Diagnostics of ependymoblastoma
3231
High-dose chemotherapy with autologous bone marrow or stem cell transplant in ependymoblastoma
108988
Radiotherapy for ependymoblastoma
22994

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Diagnostics of ependymoblastoma
4611
High-dose chemotherapy with autologous bone marrow or stem cell transplant in ependymoblastoma
109090
Radiotherapy for ependymoblastoma
23131

University Hospital HM Monteprincipe Madrid

9/10
location_onSpain, Madrid

Department of Neurosurgery

The University Hospital HM Montepríncipe ranks among the best hospitals in Madrid and is part of a leading network HM Hospitales consisting of 6 general hospitals and 3 Comprehensive Medical Centers with a focus on oncology, cardiology and neurology.  The Hospital HM Montepríncipe was founded in 1989. Due to
Diagnostics of ependymoblastoma
2842.4 help2602
Resection of ependymoblastoma
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University Hospital for Neurosurgery Salzburg

9.6/10
location_onAustria, Salzburg

Department of Neurosurgery

University Clinic of Neurology specializes in the surgical treatment of acute and chronic diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system, its blood supply, and nerve sheaths, as well as in preoperative and postoperative care for patients. Tumor formation of the brain and spinal cord, vascular diseases of the central nervo
Diagnostics of ependymoblastoma
4141
Resection of ependymoblastoma
28607

University Hospital Freiburg

9.7/10
location_onGermany, Freibung

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

The University Hospital Freiburg is famous for its rich history and is one of the oldest and most prestigious medical facilities in Germany (one of the three best medical institutions in the country). The hospital was based on the Faculty of Medicine of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, which celebrated its 550th anniver
Diagnostics of ependymoblastoma
3658
Radiotherapy for ependymoblastoma
29268
Resection of ependymoblastoma
24362

Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center

9.9/10
location_onIsrael, Tel Aviv

Department of Neurosurgery

The Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center is the second largest and one of the most advanced healthcare and research facilities in Israel. It began its work in 1961, but it is still popular among the local population and attracts thousands of international patients. The multidisciplinary medical center covers an area of ​​150,000 m&s
Diagnostics of ependymoblastoma
3664
Resection of ependymoblastoma
27942

Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi

9/10
location_onIndia, New Delhi

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery, Neurology

The Primus Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi is a modern medical facility, which is distinguished by extremely high quality and standards of medical service. The hospital is located in the heart of New Delhi, in the capital of India. During its design and construction, the most advanced medical technologies from around the wor
Diagnostics of ependymoblastoma
2559.4 help2368
Resection of ependymoblastoma
16790.8 help15214

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the leading medical facilities in Bavaria and offers the highest level of medical care, which is characterized by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medi
Diagnostics of ependymoblastoma
3401
High-dose chemotherapy with autologous bone marrow or stem cell transplant in ependymoblastoma
126105
Radiotherapy for ependymoblastoma
27725

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Diagnostics of ependymoblastoma
3392
High-dose chemotherapy with autologous bone marrow or stem cell transplant in ependymoblastoma
109083
Radiotherapy for ependymoblastoma
23429

University Hospital Bonn

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Bonn

Department of Neurosurgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the University Hospital Bonn ranks among the top ten medical facilities in Germany! The hospital was opened on January 1, 2001, although in fact it inherits the medical facility, which operated at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bonn. The hospital in Germany combin
Diagnostics of ependymoblastoma
3628
High-dose chemotherapy with autologous bone marrow or stem cell transplant in ependymoblastoma
134479
Radiotherapy for ependymoblastoma
23355

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden is among the top three hospitals in Germany! The hospital is the embodiment of the standards of modern high-quality medicine. Since the hospital positions itself as a maximum care medical facility, it represents all medical fields. The
Diagnostics of ependymoblastoma
4178
High-dose chemotherapy with autologous bone marrow or stem cell transplant in ependymoblastoma
108976
Radiotherapy for ependymoblastoma
23219

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top ten hospitals in Germany! Since its foundation in 1889, the hospital has taken a leading position in the European medical arena and still occupies it until today. A highly competent medical team of more than 11,000 employees takes care
Diagnostics of ependymoblastoma
4136
High-dose chemotherapy with autologous bone marrow or stem cell transplant in ependymoblastoma
108883
Radiotherapy for ependymoblastoma
23405

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Neurosurgery

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Diagnostics of ependymoblastoma
3545
High-dose chemotherapy with autologous bone marrow or stem cell transplant in ependymoblastoma
125709
Radiotherapy for ependymoblastoma
27688

University Hospital Heidelberg

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Heidelberg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Heidelberg ranks among the top five hospitals in Germany! The hospital is one of the most advanced and reputable medical institutions not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. There are more than 43 specialized departments and 13 medical institutes, which cover all field
Diagnostics of ependymoblastoma
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High-dose chemotherapy with autologous bone marrow or stem cell transplant in ependymoblastoma
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Radiotherapy for ependymoblastoma
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University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Diagnostics of ependymoblastoma
3373
High-dose chemotherapy with autologous bone marrow or stem cell transplant in ependymoblastoma
117416
Radiotherapy for ependymoblastoma
23310

University Hospital Essen

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Essen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine the University Hospital Essen ranks among the top German hospitals! With 27 specialized departments and 24 institutes, the hospital in Germany is a maximum care medical facility. The hospital has 1,300 beds for inpatient treatment. A highly qualified medical team of more than 6,000 e
Diagnostics of ependymoblastoma
3326
High-dose chemotherapy with autologous bone marrow or stem cell transplant in ependymoblastoma
117555
Radiotherapy for ependymoblastoma
22972

About the disease

Ependymoblastoma is a malignant pediatric tumor, which develops in the brain and mostly affects very young children. According to statistics, this tumor is rare overall, but it is second most common cancer in infants after leukemia. Ependymoblastoma is a type of central nervous system tumor.

Overall, this tumor is considered to be very malignant with a 5-year prognosis of 30% for children who underwent surgery. The earlier the treatment is started, the better are the chances of recovery. Treatment of ependymoblastoma depends on the age of a child. If a child is younger than 3 years upon diagnosis of ependymoblastoma he/she can not receive radiotherapy and is advised to have surgery followed by chemotherapy. Radiotherapy is used in children who are over 3 years old. This tumor rarely develops in children over 4 years of age. This tumor is mostly diagnosed before a child is 2 years old.

Although the exact cause ependymoblastoma has not been identified yet, genetic predisposition is believed to play vital role in development of ependymoblastoma in little children. There is no prevalence for males or females.

Overall, it has been noted that children with ependymoblastoma feel better in the morning and then the symptoms, mentioned above, can appear throughout the day. Depending on the exact location of tumor in the brain vision or coordination of a child can be affected. If ependymoblastoma creates intracranial pressure, a child can have headaches.

Symptoms

  • Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Loss of balance
  • Problems with speech
  • Double vision
  • Weakness can manifest itself in one side of the face
  • Problems with coordination
  • Headaches in some cases

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination, a doctor will check the coordination of a child and his/her vision. He will also inquire if a child has had headaches and had been crying uncommonly often lately. A doctor will also ask if a child feel better in the morning than the rest of the day.
  • An MRI and CT scans of a brain can determine if there is tumor. These imaging tests can also determine the location and size of a tumor. Imaging tests also include the spine of a child to rule out the possibility of ependymoblastoma spreading in that region.

Treatment

  • Tumor resection is a surgery used to resect the tumor and prevent it from spreading further.
  • High-dose chemotherapy with bone marrow or stem cell transplant is used to shrink the tumor and kill as many malignant cells as possible. In order to prevent recurrence in future and good survival chances, a child may also undergo bone marrow or stem cell transplant. After the surgery, a medical team collects and freezes healthy stem cells of a child. After child receives chemotherapy, healthy stems are injected back into the child and let them multiply and function normally. A child can be its own donor if the stem cells are healthy or a relative can become a donor.



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