Embryonal Tumors of the Central Nervous System Medication

Updated: May 08, 2023
  • Author: Nir Shimony, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen L Nelson, Jr, MD, PhD, FAACPDM, FAAN, FAAP, FANA  more...
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Medication Summary

No specific medications are used for the treatment of embryonal tumors of the CNS. Steroids may be used for decreasing peritumoral edema. 



Class Summary

These agents reduce edema around tumor, frequently leading to symptomatic and objective improvement.

Dexamethasone (Decadron)

Postulated mechanisms of action in brain tumors include reduction in vascular permeability and decreased CSF production.