Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 119, Issue 1–4, pp 62–67 | Cite as

Medulloblastoma in children and in adults: a comparative study

  • A. Maleci
  • L. Cervoni
  • R. Delfini
Clinical Articles


We report on the clinical and pathological characters and factors influencing prognosis in a consecutive series of 20 cases of medulloblastoma presenting in childhood and of 20 cases of the tumour presenting in adulthood. The significant differences which emerged were compared with the findings of the largest published series. Medulloblastoma is more often lateral in site and desmoplastic in histology in adults than in children. On our evidence the age at tumour onset not affect survival.


Medulloblastoma central nervous system neoplasms childhood tumour adulthood tumour 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Maleci
    • 1
  • L. Cervoni
    • 1
  • R. Delfini
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurological Sciences Neurosurgery“La Sapienza” University of RomeRomeItaly

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