Symptoms of this disease
The symptoms for a pontine glioma cause neurological failure of the cranial nerves, such as the facial nerve. There may also be a loss of strength in arms or legs.
How do we make the diagnosis?
In case there is suspicion of a pontine glioma, an MRI is performed. The diagnosis can be made on the basis of the images. This does not require a biopsy.
Treatment of a pontine glioma
Children with a pontine glioma will receive radiotherapy. This treatment is not curative, but palliative, and nowadays the study focuses on the effectiveness of complementary chemotherapy treatments.