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Atypical Teratoid Rhaboid Tumors (ATRTs)

These rare brain tumors are usually found in children under age three. They can grow anywhere in the central nervous system but most often occur at the base of the brain. New tests using genetic markers are improving the outcomes for children with atypical teratoid rhaboid tumors (ATRTs) through earlier diagnosis and treatment. Symptoms include morning headaches, nausea, coordination problems or increased head size in infants.

Best in Care

The AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute is a state-of-the-art facility for adults and children affected by ATRTs. We specialize in minimally invasive treatments that use laser technology to remove tumors or reduce their size. These advanced techniques often minimize damage to surrounding tissue and result in less scarring and pain. Using Intraoperative MRI, our surgeons can view 3-D images of ATRTs during surgery, helping them remove more of the tumor. Recovery time is also quicker with minimally invasive surgeries, because no incision is made.