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Loyola researchers identify common characteristics of rare pediatric brain tumors

Loyola researchers identify common characteristics of rare pediatric brain tumors

In a new study, researchers at Loyola University Medical Center and Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine found that pediatric acoustic neuroma patients had similar symptoms to those of adult patients; however, tumor size was typically larger in the pediatric patients at the time of diagnosis, symptoms of mass effect (secondary effects caused by the tumor) were more common, and the pediatric patients had a higher rate of tumor regrowth.

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