Medulloblastoma is the most common form of childhood malignant brain tumor, comprising 10 to 20% of all pediatric brain cancer. The incidence of this type of tumor is highest in children between 4 and 6 years old. Medulloblastoma is also more commonly found in boys.


The symptoms of medulloblastoma include:

  • Increased ICP
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Uncoordinated movement
  • Lethargy

Medulloblastoma can spread or metastazie to other tissues through the cerebrospinal fluid.

Depending on the location of the lesion, medulloblastoma may also have the following symptoms:



Brain stem and cerebrum
  • Papilledema
  • Nystagmus or rapid, involuntary movement of the eyeball
  • Hearing loss
  • Visual disturbances, such as seeing flashing lights
  • Nausea
  • Paralysis of facial muscle
  • Paralysis of one side of the body
  • Ataxia or uncoordinated movement
  • Tenderness at the occipital bone


See also:
Brain Tumor Overview

Increased intracranial pressure (ICP)

Brain Tumor Types:

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