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Brain lesions vs brain tumors

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Some times synanimus: Brain tumor means it is a tumor benign or malignant term lesion is used for besides tumor , non tumor diseases which occupy brain tissue, before ... Read More
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 37 years experience
Being specific: A brain lesion can be any abnormal finding including tumors stroke concussion ms plaques and on and on. A brain tumor is an abnormal growth benign or... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Follow up: Discuss this with your doctor. Usually an MRI especially if done with contrast is a great tool to describe brain lesions/masses. However, it all depen... Read More
Dr. Patrick Roth
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
It depends: The MRI is very good, but not perfect in identifying what the lesion is. The treatment will depend on what the MRI shows. If it is not clear, either i... Read More
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Discuss with: your doctor or neurosurgeon as the have the full report and can give you the best answer.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 49 years experience
Just suspicious: A good eye specialist can use the eye exam as a window into the brain. However, the exam can only suggest that some pathological process is occurring... Read More
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Possibly: What can be noted is what is known as papilledema. This is swelling of the optic disc due to something causing increased intracranial pressure. It c... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Multi-factorial: There are 4 things that contribute to all tumors: 1. Genetics 2. Mutation inducing factors (examples: smoking, drinking, etc). 3. Aging 3. Unknown c... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Tough area: Some brain tumors are benign (most meningiomas), but others are far more difficult (gliomas and secondary cancers). Treatment varies, but includes su... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology 21 years experience
MRI , then biopsy: Usually patinets present with new neurologic symptom. Seizure, headache, nausea, vometing, stroke like symptoms next imaging usually a MRI scan is ob... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery 22 years experience
Many: There are way too many types of brain tumors to list in 400 letters. In short, we grade brain tumors from grade 1 (benign) to grade 4 (cancer). The ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Idan Sharon
Neurology 29 years experience
Varied: Depends on the type of tumor pituitary tumors or pineal gland cysts may be more common than more serious tumors.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
No, very variable: While some brain tumors are extremely dangerous, others are often quite benign and do not require removal unless they are causing symptoms.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
Brain tumor: Very rare to have brain tumors but yes in the head, rarely a tumor located in the back could extend down to spinal cord, then it would be outside.