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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.

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Medulloblastoma Diagnostics
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Stereotactic biopsy of medulloblastoma with neuronavigation
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Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for medulloblastoma
 from  13800

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the prestigious FOCUS magazine, the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich ranks among the Germany's top medical institutions! Founded in 1834, the hospital combines long traditions and the very latest achievements of modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments, 20 interdiscipli
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Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for medulloblastoma
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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
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University Hospital HM Monteprincipe Madrid

9/10
location_onSpain, Madrid

Department of Neurosurgery

The University Hospital HM Monteprincipe Madrid is rightfully recognized as one of the best and most advanced medical facilities in Madrid and throughout the whole country. The hospital was opened in 1998 and in a short time has become a worthy example of top-class medical services. The hospital is part of the HM Hospitales Grou
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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
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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
Medulloblastoma Diagnostics
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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
Medulloblastoma Diagnostics
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Surgical treatment of medulloblastoma by resection
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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
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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
Medulloblastoma Diagnostics
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Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for medulloblastoma
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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
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Stereotactic biopsy of medulloblastoma with neuronavigation
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Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for medulloblastoma
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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
Medulloblastoma Diagnostics
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Stereotactic biopsy of medulloblastoma with neuronavigation
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Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for medulloblastoma
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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
Medulloblastoma Diagnostics
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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
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Stereotactic biopsy of medulloblastoma with neuronavigation
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Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for medulloblastoma
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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
Medulloblastoma Diagnostics
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Stereotactic biopsy of medulloblastoma with neuronavigation
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Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for medulloblastoma
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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
Medulloblastoma Diagnostics
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Stereotactic biopsy of medulloblastoma with neuronavigation
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Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for medulloblastoma
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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
Medulloblastoma Diagnostics
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Stereotactic biopsy of medulloblastoma with neuronavigation
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Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for medulloblastoma
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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
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Stereotactic biopsy of medulloblastoma with neuronavigation
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Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for medulloblastoma
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About the disease

Medulloblastoma is a pediatric malignant tumor that already develops in embryonic cells and manifests itself predominantly in childhood. Medulloblastoma is responsible for approximately 20% of all brain tumors in children. It rarely affects adult brain. This tumor develops in the cerebellum which is part of the skull. Medulloblastoma is a relatively rare tumor of central system, which can metastasize to spinal cord and ventricles of the brain. Prognosis depends on the stage of tumor, presence of metastases, patient's age and indications for radical surgery. Postoperative mortality is 5% with a big chance of medulloblastoma recurrence. Survival rate for boys with progressed stage of disease is about 24% and for girls - 10%. The younger is the sick child, the more malignant are neoplasms and the faster is pathological process in the brain stem, which is responsible for vital body functions.

Irradiation and environmental influences may have connection with the development of brain tumors in children. Nevertheless, hereditary predisposition of this disease is a leading cause of this disease. 5% of patients with autosomal dominant carcinoma can later develop medulloblastoma. 40-50% of the children who have chromosome 17 are under the risk.

Symptoms

  • Increased intracranial pressure
  • Headache
  • Vomiting (usually in the morning)
  • Problems with vision
  • Lethargy
  • Cushing's triad (hypertension, bradycardia, hypoventilation) is rare for children with increased intracranial pressure and if this triad is found, then, as a rule, it may indicate impending herniation
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Diplopia and compression of certain cranial nerves, which can lead to stiffness of facial features
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Problems with hearing

Since cerebellum part of the brain is responsible for muscle coordination, medulloblastoma can cause problems with walking, balance and speech disorders. Other specific symptoms of medulloblastoma are nystagmus, stiff neck and muscle weakness. Children may also have gradually developing ataxia in lower ligaments. 

Diagnosis

Main method of diagnosis is magnetic resonance imaging and contrasted computed tomography. MRI study of the spinal cord gives an indication of the presence or absence of metastases. 

Treatment

Doctors usually use combination of surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy to treat this disease. They can also use stereotactic biopsy to cure this disease. Stereotactic biopsy is removal of malignant tissue by three-dimensional computer technology. This is an absolutely innovative treatment option, which is safer than surgery. Also, according to News Medical, which is a medical site, proton beam therapy is a more favorable treatment option for treating child`s tumor. Findings of research on proton beam therapy also state that this treatment is less toxic than radiotherapy.    

  • Surgical removal of the tumor suggests use of microsurgical techniques, such as intraoperative MRI navigation.
  • Radiation is needed in case surgical intervention can not be performed. Radiotherapy can also be used after surgery if there are some malignant cells left. If there are no metastases radiotherapy is assigned in low doses to minimize the side effects. If there are metastases or tumor is not completely removed, radiation therapy is administered in large doses. Children under three years can not receive radiotherapy.
  • Chemotherapy is administration of agents that kill malignant cells.

American scientists have recently offered an innovative treatment option for medulloblastoma. They injected measles virus into the body of the child, so that he could undergo genetic modification. Experiments on mice have confirmed that the modified measles virus kills malignant medulloblastoma cells in just 72 hours. This can be used only for children who have not had measles before.




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