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Published on Nov 16, 2009
Dr. Gesina Keating, a Mayo Clinic pediatric neurologist and brain tumor specialist, describes symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors in children. Visit http://mayocl.in/2nrzaBv for more information on brain tumor care at Mayo Clinic or to request an appointment.
Symptoms of pediatric brain tumors may include persistent headaches and vomiting, weakness, and changes in vision, talking or swallowing. Parents should work with their child’s pediatrician first if they are concerned about any symptom.
Pediatric brain tumor diagnosis and treatment is different for each patient. Dr. Keating outlines factors that influence care, including age at diagnosis and brain tumor types.
Mayo Clinic’s comprehensive, multidisciplinary care team work closely together using the latest technology and research to provide individualized care for each patient.