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Brain Tumor (Definition)

Brain cancer refers to cancer located in the brain. It can occur from a metastasis from a tumor in another part of the body or can originate in the brain. Symptoms of brain cancer include headaches, weakness, dizziness, seizures, and blurry vision. It can sometimes be asymptomatic as, for example, in patients with small cell lung cancer. It is always best to use MRI with contrast to make an evaluation, since using a CT can cause you to miss ...Read more


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Pressure behind my eye and cheek bone. It's been off and on for a month+. Could this be a brain tumor?

Pressure behind my eye and cheek bone.  It's been off and on for a month+. Could this be a brain tumor?

Extremely unlikely: More likely is that you have some sinus congestion, possibly from infection (sinusitis) or inflammation due to allergy. You should see a doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Brain tumor cause pain in one eye off and on?

Brain tumor cause pain in one eye off and on?

It's possible: Any disease in close proximity to the frontal skull base (i.e. "eye sockets") can irritate the linings of the adjacent membranes through inflammation, distortion, compression or infiltration of the structures. Tumors are not the only cause. If you're worried, get it checked out. Start with a neurologist, ent, or ophthalmologist depending upon any associated symptoms. ...Read more

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Which kind of brain tumor (location etc) causes eye symptoms (nystagmus etc)???

Which kind of brain tumor (location etc) causes eye symptoms (nystagmus etc)???

Many options: Visual circuits are widely placed in the brain. Tumors can disrupt many of these functions including basic vision, parts of the field, motility and coordination. The list of what kind includes all known spontaneous tumors originating in the brain and also metastatic tumors lodging in the brain. Neuro-ophthalmologists are skilled at relating a series of symptoms to the location of the tumor. ...Read more

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I've been on the computer a lot and my eyes are kind of jumping around when I read, could this be a brain tumor? neuro disorder? Been going on 3 days.

See eye doc: Maybe that the eyes are dry and light rays hit a wet spot and others a dry spot and get bent different directions. So see eye doc and in meantime use artificial tears from grocery store 4 times a day. ...Read more

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I think I may have a brain tumor? I have mild eye pain on one side.

I think I may have a brain tumor? I have mild eye pain on one side.

See your physician.: Mild eye pain can be from many different reasons some more significant than others. The wisest thing to do is to go to your primary physician or alternatively go to an ophthalmologist or optometrist to have your eyes examined. They will decide if further work-up is needed. ...Read more

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Can you list eye manifestation due to brain tumor compress optic nerve?

Visual field defects: As the tumor compresses the optic nerve, there will be a visual field defects. This can be in one eye if it happens before the optic chiasm or in both eyes if it happens after the chiasm. If there is any visual field defects, the tumor should be removed. ...Read more

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Can a doctor tell if there is a brain tumor by looking into your eyes with that light?

Possibly: The doctor cannot tell for sure there's a brain tumor just by looking in the patient's eyes. There may be a suspicion of a brain tumor based on the findings but not the final diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a brain tumor meningomia it's on the ocatmotor nerve. Today i've shap pains in my right eye. Could this be serious?

Yes: A meningioma pressing on one of your oculomotor nerves is very serious. You may have difficulty with double vision or with the ability of your pupil to react to light, if this has not happened already. The tumor's location also puts it near some major blood vessels and at the base of the brain. Likely this is a serious issue and needs to be treated. The sharp pains may or may not be related. ...Read more

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I have a brain tumor mengimioa i just had a MRI the 14th showed no growth. It's on the ocutor motor and v.Ive been having sharp pains in my r eye.?

I have a brain tumor mengimioa i just had a MRI  the 14th showed no growth. It's on the ocutor motor and v.Ive been having sharp pains in my r eye.?

?question?: You describe a skull base meningioma close to ('on') the oculomotor (iiird) and trigeminal (vth) cranial nerves. If the tumor is on the right side, pain in your right eye may well be related. What do you want to know? Definitive treatment would be neurosurgical removal by an expert skull base neurosurgery specialist. If the tumor is deemed inoperable without unacceptable damage can use radiation. ...Read more

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Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more