Brain Stem Glioma - Childhood: Medical Illustrations

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The image is a drawing of different parts of a child’s brain stem and surrounding structures. The cross section of the brain stem shows the 3 main parts: the midbrain, which develops from the middle of the brain; the medulla oblongata, which connects to the spinal cord; and the pons, which is located between the medulla oblongata and the midbrain. Copyright 2004 American Society of Clinical Oncology. Robert Morreale/Visual Explanations, LLC.

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