oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Clinical aspects of the commoner intracranial tumours in children

Volume 2, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



An attempt has been made to define the mode of presentation of some of the commoner intracranial tumours in children. By and large the picture is simply that of raised pressure within the skull increase in size of the head, headache�, vomiting and papilloedema with other neurological signs relatively late in their appearance. A completely different picture is produced by the brain stem glioma in which pressure signs are late or absent and multiple neurological deficits early and constant. Seven conditions commonly causing confusion are discussed.

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