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Brain Stem Gliomas

Brain Stem Gliomas Symptoms and Causes

Brain stem gliomas are tumors found in the brain stem. Most brain stem tumors cannot be surgically removed because of the remote location and delicate and complex functions this area controls. Brain stem gliomas occur almost exclusively in children; the group most often affected is the school-age child. The child usually does not have increased intracranial pressure (ICP), but other brain stem gliomas symptoms may include problems with double vision, movement of the face or one side of the body, or difficulty with walking and coordination.