Medulloblastoma is the most common type of malignant (cancerous) primary brain tumour in children. It typically arises from the cerebellum within the vermis (“worm”), located at the lower back region of the brain. This area of the brain is involved in balance, muscle coordination and movement.
SMA Syndrome stands for Supplementary Motor Area Syndrome. It is a temporary neurosurgical condition first documented in 1977 and arises from damage to the supplementary motor area of the brain. It occurs in 26-100% of surgeries that take place in one of the two supplementary motor areas. We can think of it in 3 phases, which […]
Firstly what is a tumour? A solid tumour is an abnormal mass of cells that grows on human tissue. We call these cells ‘neoplastic’, meaning ‘new growth’ – these growths are neither requested nor required. We usually distinguish between malignant and benign tumours. Cancerous tumours can be malignant and so they can grow quickly or […]
Glioblastoma (GBM) is the most common and aggressive adult brain tumour that exists, comprising of 16% of all adult primary brain tumours, they also occur in children, but this is more rare.(1) These tumours are the most aggressive subtype of a group of tumours known as gliomas. These come from glial cells which provide neurons […]