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Cause Intracranial Lesion Ganglioglioma
Comments: Not uncommonly, brain lesions consistent with MS may be uncovered on an MRI, even though symptoms and/or relapses have not occurred yet. This is called radiologically isolated syndrome. It may be valuable to repeat the films, and if changes occur, get spinal fluid to confirm the possible early onset of MS. This is complex, as involves treatment decisions. Each patient is different. ...Read more
Can a small benign brain tumor on cerebellum cause nerves to be inflamed without causing raised intracranial pressure?
It depends on size: There is limited space inside the skull. So any space occupying lesion causes rise in intracranial pressure once it gets to a size above 1 or 2 cms. ...Read more
Tough question: Your question begs an age old question that neurologists and radiologists are forever dealing with- When is "benign" really BENIGN when it comes to contribution to or causation of headaches. That's sometimes not very easy to answer but there are ways to get information that could support a point of view. If you'd like to chat: www.healthtap.com/dr-drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR for appointment. ...Read more
I'm no surgeon, but: I don't think so. Before the VP shunt is placed, the pt would have sxs of increased pressure: vision changes, balance problems, headache, etc. After the shunt, those sxs should abate. Psychosis is hearing voices, seeing things that aren't there, held beliefs despite evidence to the contrary; and should not be related to a pineal tumor. ...Read more
No.: By definition, a benign tumor does not metastasize (spread to other sites by invading the blood stream or lymphatic system). Extremely rare cases of 'parasitic' or implanted benign tumors (eg leiomyomas of the uterus) are recognized to occur in sites outside their normal origin, but this is thought to be a result of some form of tissue transplantation, and not true tumor ''metastasis' ...Read more
Not typically: The pineal gland is located in the center of the brain near eye nerve pathways and the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) system. Symptoms include double vision, headache, nausea, & vomiting. I suspect seizures could happen but are not common. Pineal tumors are also rare .. only 1% of all primary brain tumors. Other causes of seizures should be investigated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cortical dysplasia: Cortical dysplasia refers to a malformation of brain, in which the nerve cells have not migrated to their normal location. It does not cause brain swelling unless during fetal life it is caused by infection during the time of neurons migrating to their normal location. ...Read more
Motor neurons....: Dysarthria is a condition in which you have difficulty controlling or coordinating the muscles you use when you speak, or weakness of those muscles. Dysarthria often is characterized by slurred or slow speech that can be difficult to understand. A brain tumor can impinge on the areas of the brain responsible for coordinating speech. ...Read more
Hard question: Any brain tumor can be malignant by position. Even if benign but in vital region is bad. A malignant metastasis may be easy to remove and cured by cure of the source. A primary malignant brain tumor may be easy to remove and cure or can be diffuse and impossible to remove or cure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say: If the interpretation on the MRI by the radiologist is that it is a cyst, then it is likely benign. It also depends if there is any area of enhancement that would suggest a tumor. Also if you have serial MRI scans, you can tell if it is getting bigger or changing which is more likely a tumor. The location in the ventricle is important too. If it obstructs the foramen it could be a problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on : Size and location. Lipomas that are larger than 10 cm or 4 inches can turn into malignant sarcomas, but even this is uncommon. Lipomata that are deep to the muscle layer have a higher incidence of malignancy. Sometimes lipomas can cause pain and tenderness, too, even though most are asymptomatic except for its apearance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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