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A tectal glioma is low-grade tumor forming in the tectum, which can be thought of as the roof of the brain stem.
As you read further, you will find general information about tectal gliomas. If you would like to view summary information about brain tumors first, see the overview on brain tumors.
How Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center approaches tectal gliomas
We understand that you may have a lot of questions when your child is diagnosed with a tectal glioma.
We’ve tried to provide some answers to those questions in the following pages, and our experts can explain your child’s condition fully.
Also, we hold a weekly brain tumor clinic for newly diagnosed patients currently receiving treatment. Each time you come for an appointment, you meet with every specialist on your child’s team, from your pediatric neuro-oncologist, neurologist, and neurosurgeon, to your pediatric endocrinologist, psycho-oncologist and School liaison.
Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center’s Pediatric Brain Tumor Center offers the following services.
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