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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Sana Hospital Duisburg

9.8/10 from 5 Votes

Resection of ependymoblastoma

The Department of Neurosurgery can treat neurological, neuropediatric and orbital diseases or relieve the illness through operations. Such diseases include cerebral hemorrhage, brain tumors, orbital tumors, tumors and malformations of children, herniated discs, spinal canal stenosis and spinal cord tumors.


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

Price 22945.00

University Hospital Munster (UKM)

8.8/10 from 78 Votes

Resection of ependymoblastoma

Diagnosis and surgical treatment of brain tumors, diseases of the spine (herniated discs, spinal stenosis), vascular diseases, neuralgia and disorders of blood pressure.


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

Price 29666.00

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 35951.00

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 35707.00

University Hospital Frankfurt

7.9/10 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 29444.00

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 21105.00

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 35682.00

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 25217.00

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 22899.00

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

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

University Hospital Erlangen

9/10 from 51 Votes

Resection of ependymoblastoma

Neurosurgical Clinic has 78 beds, including 12 beds in the intensive care unit. The number of outpatients is 5,000 annually, and the inpatient department treats about 2,200 patients and performs more than 2,200 surgeries every year.


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

Price 29609.00

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

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

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

8.9/10 from 91 Votes

Resection of ependymoblastoma

The Department of Neurosurgery at the Carl Gustav Carus University Hospital in Dresden Germany treats and cares about people with diseases of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. The treatment spectrum includes: brain tumors in adults, brain tumors in childhood, hydrocephalus etc.


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

Price 29243.00

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 35541.00