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Presentation of Cervicomedullary Gliomas in Children

  • Medullary syndrome: Patients with medullary syndrome often present with a failure to thrive secondary to nausea, vomiting, or dysphagia. Also seen with this syndrome are sleep apnea, dysarthria, and recurrent upper respiratory tract infections (8).
  • Cervical cord syndrome: Patients with lesions that have a more caudal epicenter present with chronic neck pain and/or progressive myelopathy with spasticity and weakness (8).