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  • Question: My daughter had a JPA brain tumor removed last January. She had it for at least three years and it was a rather large tumor. It was on the right side of her brain. Could this brain tumor or the surgery be the answer to why she is struggling in reading?
  • Answer:01/17/2005
    Complex problem with complex answers. Many children with posterior fossa tumors have developed cognitive problems. This was an unexpected finding (Lebaron, Zeltzer et al. Med Ped Oncol, 1988). Neuropsychological testing can determine if it is a central processing problem, memory, or something else. An examination by a pediatric ophthalmologist can determine if it is a sight or eye muscle related problem. This deserves quick attention so she does not feel that she has done something wrong.
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