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Brain Tumors

Tumors that start in the brain are called primary brain tumors. There are many types of primary brain tumors including astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma, ependymoma, brain stem glioma, meningioma, pineal gland and pituitary gland tumors. primary CNS lymphoma, medulloblastoma, craniopharyngioma, and schwannoma. 

Metastatic brain tumor (brain metastases) happens when primary cancer in one part of your body (such as the lungs or breast) spreads to your brain called secondary brain tumors. Anywhere from 30% of patients who die from their cancer will develop brain metastases.

Signs and symptoms of a brain tumor can vary and largely depend on the tumor’s location within the brain, its size, and how quickly it grows.

Some of the more common signs and symptoms caused by brain tumors may include;






mental or behavioral changes

progressive weakness on one side of the body

vision or speech problems

Brain tumors can be treated by one or a combination of the following treatment modalities;

Microsurgical removal (resection)
Radiation therapy
Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)


a tailored approach

Regardless of her/his level of competency and field of specialization, brain tumors are NOT diseases that can be treated by a single physician/surgeon. 

A treatment plan may include more than one type of treatment, such as surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation therapy. A multidisciplinary team involves a range of health professionals, from one or more organisations, working together to deliver comprehensive patient care.

The first treatment for a brain tumor is often surgery.

Learn how brain surgery uses advanced technologies and algoritms to make brain surgery safer.

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proper patient selection for surgery, thoughtful preoperative surgical planning, functional MRI, diffusion tensor imaging



meticulous surgical technique, neuroendoscopy, image-guided surgery, neuromonitorization, ultrasound, cortical mapping, awake craniotomy, neuronavigation, fluorescent guided surgery



diligent postoperative care, post-anesthesia care unit, intensive care unit, ICP monitoring, post surgical imaging,  patient-controlled analgesia

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