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If your child has been experiencing seizures that don’t respond to medication, a possible cause may be a dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor (DNT). This is a rare, benign type of tumor that occurs in the tissues that cover the brain and spinal cord. The outlook for a child with DNT is generally good.
As you read further below, you will find general information about dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumors (DNT). To read summary information about brain tumors first, see the overview on brain tumors.
How Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center approaches DNT:
If your child is cared for at Children’s, he’ll be seen through Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center, an integrated pediatric oncology program through Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Children’s Hospital Boston that provides—in one specialized program—all the services of both a leading cancer center and a pediatric hospital.
Our pediatric neuro-oncology, neurosurgical and neurology specialists at Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center offer:
Through the Stop and Shop Neuro-Oncology Outcomes Clinic at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, your child will be are able to meet with his entire care team at the same follow-up visit.
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