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Please explain if it is possible to get a brain tumor from a head injury?

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Dr. Douglas Miller
40 years experience in Pathology
Likely no: There are some studies linking brain tumors to head trauma but the associations are very vague and there is no plausible mechanism. The causes of most brain tumors are not known.
Answered on Jan 26, 2014

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