The signs of AT/RT can be very general – most children who have a headache do not have a brain tumor. But children with AT/RT usually show some or all of the following symptoms, which tend to worsen very quickly as the tumor grows.
- Headache, especially in the morning
- Nausea and vomiting
- Fatigue or lethargy
- Loss of balance, lack of coordination, or trouble walking
- In infants, an increase in head size (from hydrocephalus)
Parents who observe any of these symptoms in their child should have the child evaluated by their regular pediatrician, who will recommend further testing if necessary.
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- Associate Residency Director
- Vice Chairman, Neurological Surgery
- Director, Pediatric Neurological Surgery
Reviewed by: Jeffrey Greenfield, MD/PhD
Last reviewed/last updated: March 2021