- Increased ICP: Dorsally exophytic brainstem tumors typically present with signs and symptoms of increased ICP including headache, nausea and/or vomiting, lethargy, downward gaze preference, changes in vision, cranial nerve palsies (including abducens palsy).
- Failure to thrive: Infants with these tumors may present primarily with failure to thrive.
- Long tract signs rare: Long tract signs rarely occur with dorsally exophytic brainstem gliomas.
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