Neurosurgery:
Ependymoblastoma

Ependymoblastoma is an extremely rare malignant brain tumor, which occurs mainly in young children. In most cases, it is detected during the first 5 years of life, and sometimes right after birth. Stereoscopic biopsy of the brain is used for ultimate diagnosis confirmation. Ependymoblastoma treatment involves all sorts of antineoplastic therapy, i.e. surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

Surgery

Ependymoblastoma is resected to the fullest extent possible. Ideally, the entire mass of cancer cells is removed. Often, however, at the time of diagnosis, the tumor invades the adjacent brain structures, so it is removed partially. In western clinics, the tissues are excised by laser or ultrasound technology, which improves the accuracy and safety of the intervention.

Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy is prescribed after surgery to destroy the tumor remnants and prevent the relapse. For inoperable ependymoblastomas, the radiation can be considered as the only treatment method.

In pediatric oncology, the conventional X-ray exposure has given way to proton therapy. This technology is based on tumor irradiation by proton beams at different angles. Converging at one point, the charged particles produce the desired radiation dose. At the same time, the energy is not disseminated beyond the pathological focus, which eliminates the hazards to the healthy brain tissues.

Proton therapy is performed on an outpatient basis. The treatment course typically takes a few weeks. Treatments are repeated every day, except weekends.

For partial removal or inoperable ependymoblastomas, the radiosurgery (Gamma Knife) may be used. The method implies a single tumor irradiation with a very high radiation dose. As in the case of proton therapy, the impact is focal, without damage to the surrounding tissue. The treatment results (cancer cell death and tumor necrosis) are manifested within 6 to 24 months.

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy drugs are rarely prescribed for ependymoblastoma, mainly when the radiotherapy is not possible. The treatment is administered after tumor surgical removal.

In severe cases, the high-dose chemotherapy followed by autologous bone marrow transplantation is possible.

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Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from 95 Votes

Resection of ependymoblastoma

The main goal of the Department for Neurosurgery at the University Hospital Charité Berlin is the treatment of peripheral and central nervous system diseases. The department is located at the Charité Campuses Benjamin Franklin and Vichow-Klinikum.


Duration 12 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Price 35953.00

Sana Hospital Duisburg

9.8/10 from 5 Votes

Resection of ependymoblastoma

The Department of Neurosurgery at the Sana Hospital Duisburg has 68 beds and deals with the treatment of neurological, neuropediatric and orbital diseases that need surgical treatment.


Duration 12 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Duisburg

Price 22975.00

University Hospital Münster

9.4/10 from 78 Votes

Resection of ependymoblastoma

The Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital Münster deals with the surgical treatment of diseases of the central and peripheral nervous systems.


Duration 12 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Muenster

Price 29387.00

University Hospital rechts der Isar der TU München

8.3/10 from 70 Votes

Resection of ependymoblastoma

The Department of Neurosurgery at the university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar is a part of the newly established “Neuro-Kopf-Zentrum” since March 2007.


Duration 12 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Price 24942.00

University Hospital Frankfurt

9.5/10 from 97 Votes

Resection of ependymoblastoma

The Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital Frankfurt focuses on modern and qualified medical care, education of specialized doctors and students as well as researches in the field of detection and treatment of neurosurgical diseases.


Duration 12 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

Price 29543.00

Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid

9.9/10 from 42 Votes

Resection of ependymoblastoma

The Department of Neurosurgery at the Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen focuses on the following tasks and areas: microsurgery, vascular brain surgery, brain tumors, skull base surgery, spinal column surgery, traumatic brain injury, peripheral nerves, pain therapy, radiosurgery.


Duration 12 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Essen

Price 21257.00

University Hospital Cologne

9.8/10 from 82 Votes

Resection of ependymoblastoma

The new Neurosurgery Center at the University Hospital Cologne in Germany is a center of excellence in research and patient care.


Duration 12 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

Price 25000.00

University Hospital of Neurosurgery Salzburg

9.6/10 from 39 Votes

Resection of ependymoblastoma

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.


Duration 12 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Austria
location_searchingCity: Salzburg

Price 35538.00

University Hospital Tubingen

9.2/10 from 55 Votes

Resection of ependymoblastoma

The Department of Neurosurgery covers the full range of neurosurgical interventions. These include surgery of brain cancer and spinal cord tumor in children and adults, skull base and pituitary surgery, treatment of neurofibromatosis, vascular malformations / aneurysms, hydrocephalus, traumatic brai...


Duration 12 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Tuebingen

Price 24997.00

Städtisches Klinikum Bogenhausen

9.2/10 from 43 Votes

Resection of ependymoblastoma

The department of neurosurgery treats patients with diseases of entire spectrum of neurosurgical specialty. These include the vascular neurosurgery, neurosurgery of tumors of the central nervous system, functional neurosurgery of pain patients and neurosurgery spine.


Duration 12 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Price 23219.00

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10 from 51 Votes

Resection of ependymoblastoma

As one of the largest clinics of neurosurgery in Germany with over 2,500 operations per year, the Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital Erlangen covers the whole range of neurosurgical diseases, injuries, inflammations, tumors and malformations of the brain and spinal cord and their ...


Duration 12 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Erlangen

Price 25271.00

University Hospital Heidelberg

9/10 from 57 Votes

Resection of ependymoblastoma

As one of the largest neurosurgical centers of Europe, the Department of Neurosurgery at the Heidelberg University Hospital covers the full range of diseases of the peripheral and central nervous system. Annually, there are performed over 3000 operations in four state-of-the-art operating rooms.


Duration 12 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Heidelberg

Price 29224.00

St. Anna Hospital

9/10 from 3 Votes

Resection of ependymoblastoma

The goal of the Neurosurgery clinic is to offer the best possible medical treatment for each patient through its high expertise in the areas of the spinal and cranial surgery.


Duration 12 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Switzerland
location_searchingCity: Lucerne

Hirslanden Hospital Aarau

8.9/10 from 15 Votes

Resection of ependymoblastoma

The specialist field of neurosurgery deals with the diagnosis and surgical treatment of diseases, injuries and malformations concerning the central, vegetative and peripheral nervous system. The neurosurgery department is part of the Hirslanden Cranio-Facial Centre.


Duration 12 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Switzerland
location_searchingCity: Aarau

Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich

8.9/10 from 40 Votes

Resection of ependymoblastoma

The Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital of Munich focuses on personalized treatment plans tailored to the patient’s needs, which meet the highest medical and technical standards. Here, the therapy of neurosurgical diseases is performed with the help of leading technologies.


Duration 12 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Price 29614.00

Klinik Stephanshorn

8.9/10 from 19 Votes

Resection of ependymoblastoma

Neurosurgery is an extremely high-precision branch of medicine, with the expertise and excellent tools being the basic condition for achieving optimal results. Neurosurgeon uses minimally invasive processes that reduce pain and hospital stay, as well as provides direct accompanying treatment.


Duration 12 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Switzerland
location_searchingCity: St. Gallen

Price 35411.00