Cognitive Effects

Young patients diagnosed with brain tumors experience a decline in cognitive functioning over time. Most studies involved medulloblastomas because the tumor is located in the posterior fossa where the direct effects on intelligence are less likely and because the prognosis for recovery is favorable. The effect of CNS therapy on cognitive skills can then be more accurately assessed. Studies of patients given craniospinal radiotherapy for medulloblastoma show significant declines in IQ over time. The effects of cranial irradiation are particularly devastating for children diagnosed and treated at very young ages. Decline in IQ may also be related to the presence of hydrocephalus and the posterior fossa syndrome. Studies of attention and memory in young brain tumor patients reveal similar patterns of increasing cognitive deficits associated with younger age, increased time from radiotherapy, and higher doses of radiotherapy (Mulhern et al. 2004).

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