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Is my friend’s son suffering from cancer?

Q: My friend's nine years old son got admitted in the hospital. His CT scan of brain showed large heterogeneously enhancing mass lesion measuring about 5.6 X 4.6cms, Posterior to the brainstem in the region of vermis. The mass lesion is compressing and displacing the fourth ventricle and brainstem anteriorly. Both cerebellar hemispheres appear normal. The sellar and parasellar are within normal limits, the third ventricle (18mm) and the lateral ventricles are dilated, periventricular CSF seepage noted, the basal ganglia and the thalami are normal, the sylvian fissures and the sulcal spaces are effaced and there is no bleeding. Is it cancer? If yes, how can it be treated? What should be the further treatment?

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