A childhood brain stem glioma is a tumor in the brain stem that arises from the glial cells of the brain. These tumors normally start in the brain or spinal cord and can spread throughout the nervous system, but do not frequently enter the rest of the body. Childhood brain stem gliomas account for about 15% of all brain tumors, and the average age of onset is between 6 and 9 years of age. Brain stem gliomas typically are found in the pons, and more frequently arise from the left side of the brain. The causes of childhood brain stem gliomas are still not known, and there have not been any direct genes related to this disorder. Symptoms of brain stem gliomas include double vision, nausea, seizures, headaches and issues with balance. It is difficult to treat brain stem gliomas with surgery due to their location near vital components of the brain. Therefore, chemotherapy and radiation therapy are used as the most common treatments. Childhood brain stem gliomas are very aggressive and malignant, resulting in a poor prognosis.
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