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Brain Tumour Causing Damage To Optic Nerve
A brain tumor is a disease in which a group of abnormal cells grow in the brain. The brain tumor may have either started in the brain or it may have moved there from a different site of the body (metastasized). There are many different types of brain tumors, and different tumors affect individuals of different age groups. Symptoms vary depending on the size and ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If an eyes exam by eye doctor come normal no pressure in eyes or the optic nerve can that mean it is very unlikely I have a brain tumour?
Can sinusitis be a cause of swollen optic nerves in both eyes? Scheduled for an MRI but very nervous hoping its not a brain tumor. Thanks!
Rare, if ever: Your sinusitis would have to be so severe that it caused an infection affecting base of brain into optic chiasm, and doubt you would be even conscious. In other words, your problem is not sinusitis, and may be increased intracranial pressure, or retro-orbital disease process. A variety of hydrocephalus mechanisms may be playing a role. Get the imaging study and get treated in addition. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is radiation for a squameous cell cancer tumor behind eye on optic nerve
next to brain safe or could it cause necrosis of brain. Do I need proton?
Palliative: Retrobulbar optic nerve involvement with metastatic tumor rare. Squamous malignancies are very few in that area. Chemo and RT given have mostly been palliative. Gamma knife therapy might be better than trying proton beam. With RT and chemo results in general have not been that encouraging. ...Read more
If blood work, neurology report were normal, and doctor did an examination, he suspects no brain tumor, no CT scan, am I most likey safe? Optic nerve looks good, just have gallstones that cause nausea
Can a brain tumor cause problems in other parts of the body? (ex: stomach ulcers, sickness) if a brain tumor is present near the optical part of the brain, can it cause problems in the body such as sickness?
Is evisceration eye surgery the best solution to treat an eye that has atrophied? Seven years ago, i was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor. During surgery my optic nerve was damaged, and i lost the vision in my right eye. My eye is beginning to shrink a
Depends: For an eye that doesn't see and is atrophic or pthisical, evisceration is an option. Typically oculoplastic surgeons can place an implant in the scleral shell left behind in an evisceration. This enables natural movement of the artificial eye. From a cosmetic standpoint, evisceration can lead to excellent result. Whether it is ideal for you depends on condition of eye, appearance, and more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If my eye pressure and optic nerve is normal and not swell do I have a good chance that i don't have a brain tumor even with body twitching and cramps
If blood work and neurology reports came back normal, no CT scan, but my physician looked at optic nerve and full examination he doesn't suspect brain tumor, am I safe?
No: It is definitely possible to have a normal neurological examination and no changes in the optic nerve head as viewed with an ophthalmoscope and still have a brain tumor. It is, perhaps, unlikely, but not impossible. The best test to exclude (or find) a brain tumor is an mri. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
"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
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