Pediatric Brain Tumor Symptoms

The symptoms of a pediatric brain tumor vary according to the size, type and location of the tumor. Symptoms may be apparent when a tumor presses on a nerve or damages certain parts of the brain. They may also occur when the brain swells or fluid builds up in the skull. The most common symptoms include:

  • Headaches (usually worse in the morning)
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Changes in speech, vision or hearing
  • Problems balancing or walking
  • Changes in mood, personality or ability to concentrate
  • Problems with memory
  • Muscle jerking or twitching (seizures or convulsions)
  • Numbness or tingling in the arms or legs