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Definition of Medulloblastoma

Medulloblastoma: A type of brain tumor that tends to occur in children, arise in the cerebellum (in the lower part of the brain), and spread along the spine. Medulloblastoma is the most common type of primary brain tumor in childhood. Medulloblastomas occasionally metastasize outside the central nervous system, usually to bone. Treatment involves surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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