Treatment of cerebellar tumors

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Cerebellar tumors account for 5% to 15% of all brain tumors. Tumors can be both benign and malignant in nature. Benign tumors grow slowly, have clear boundaries and rarely spread. Although the tumor consists of benign cells, it is life-threatening due to the compression of adjacent areas of the brain.

The malignant tumor grows rapidly, has blurred borders and spreads rapidly to neighboring areas of the brain. Although malignant tumors are sometimes called brain cancers, they do not fall under the definition of cancer because they do not spread to organs outside the brain and spinal cord.

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Symptoms
The most common symptoms are shaky gait, incoordination, headache, nausea, vomiting, mainly in the morning. Also, sometimes there are speech disorders, diplopia or other visual disturbances.
The most informative method of confirming the diagnosis is magnetic resonance imaging with intravenous contrast.
Cerebellar tumors
The ultimate causes of tumors have not yet been elucidated, although some genetic changes (eg, mutation in the p53 protein gene) may be a trigger for these tumors. The most common tumors of the cerebellum in adults are hemangioblastoma, astrocytomas of varying degrees of malignancy, medulloblastomas, cancer metastases, ependymomas. By the nature of tumor growth are divided into nodular and infiltrative tumors.

According to the signs of malignancy, tumors are divided into 4 degrees:

I - Cells grow slowly, have an almost normal appearance; associated with long-term survival.
II - Relatively slow-growing cells, somewhat abnormal appearance of cells, can spread to neighboring areas, sometimes can become more malignant.
III - Active reproduction of abnormal cells, abnormal appearance, penetrate into normal tissue.
IV - Rapid reproduction of abnormal cells, very distorted appearance, the area of ​​dead cells (necrosis) in the center, quickly form new blood vessels to support growth, metastasize to the brain and spinal cord.
Treatment
The only effective treatment for patients with cerebellar tumors is surgery. Depending on the results of histological examination of the tumor after surgery, surgical treatment is supplemented by radiation and / or chemotherapy.

Our clinic treats more than 150 patients with tumors of the cerebellum and IV ventricle every year.

The use in the clinic of state-of-the-art neurosurgical technologies, anesthesia, such as intraoperative neuromonitoring, operating microscope, microsurgical instruments and microcoagulation, tumor removal by ultrasound aspiration, reduces trauma to the surrounding brain structures. In patients with aggressive tumors, the diagnosis and treatment plan are discussed by physicians in several specialties. The opinions of oncologists, neurosurgeons and neuroradiologists are taken into account. Our specialists are able to control the growth of cerebellar tumors through a combination of treatments, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiosurgery and radiation therapy of all parts of the brain.

You can get a detailed consultation about your disease and answers to all questions in our clinic, which has been specializing in the treatment of this pathology for over 30 years and has the most experience in Ukraine.
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More information about the diagnosis can be found at the link TUMORS OF THE CEREBELLUM
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When applying to our clinic, it is desirable to have:

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TEAM
VOLODYMYR FEDIRKO
Doctor of Medical Sciences, head of department
Work experience: 32 years
PETRO ONISHCHENKO
Candidate of medical sciences, Doctor-neurosurgeon
Work experience: 34 years
OLEXANDR LISYANYI
Doctor of Medical Sciences, Doctor-neurosurgeon
Work experience: 26 years
ANDRIY NABOYCHENKO
Doctor-neurosurgeon

Work experience: 12 years

TESTIMONIALS

Sholina Ksenia
4 years have passed, and our whole family remembers with the same trepidation the miracle that the dear Vladimir Olegovich did for us. When everyone refused, he took and saved my life ...
Bilda Valentyn
I would like to thank my savior, Fedirko Vladimir Olegovich and the entire team for the removal of subtentorial neurooncology. Separately, I thank my guardian angel, Oksana, who did not leave me, day and night.
Kutovaya Elena
Low bow to all the medical staff, especially Vladimir Olegovich Fedirko. In 2012, my mother was operated on with a diagnosis of trigeminal neuralgia. We arrived in Kiev without even a referral and Vladimir Olegovich heard us and appointed the day of the operation.
Maltseva Victoria
Our family is truly grateful to Vladimirovich Olegovich and the entire team of the clinic for their professional work. Behind this familiar "thank you" is actually an ocean of our and my mother's hopes, worries, fears, sleepless nights ... We have never regretted our decision. Thank you.
Andriychuk Viktoria
Thanks for the golden hands and invaluable knowledge to Vladimir Olegovich Fedirko, as well as to the entire team of the clinic! After a successfully and professionally performed surgery in 2014, this year I became a mother!
ABOUT US
Institute of Neurosurgery
The Clinic of Subtentorial Neurooncology of the Institute of Neurosurgery was founded in 1988 as a subdivision of the Department of Neurooncology of the Institute of Neurosurgery named after A.P. Romodanova
Best Neurosurgeons
Every year the clinic staff performs more than 500 complex operations at a modern, highly professional level
Complex Operations
Treatment of neurosurgical diseases of the posterior fossa, brainstem, craniobasal localization, cranial nerves and other complex localizations
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After treatment, our patients remain under supervision for life.
When applying to our clinic, it is desirable to have:

MRI scans, doctor's opinion, tests

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