Tag: Brain Tumors
Meningiomas: Five Things You Should Know
A meningioma is a type of tumor that develops from the meninges, the membrane that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. Most meningiomas (90 percent) are categorized as benign tumors, while 10 percent being atypical or malignant.
Meningioma: Treatment Options for Common Brain Tumor
People who have been diagnosed with a common brain tumor known as a meningioma have several treatment options. Factors that will affect the choice of treatment areage, state of health, and where the patient will receive treatment.
Pituitary Tumors & Acromegaly: One Man’s Story
Patients with untreated acromegaly have a 10-15 year reduction in life expectancy. Untreated, this disease is associated with a mortality rate 2 to 4 times greater than the general population.
Understanding Meningiomas and Surgical Treatment
We recently cared for a patient who was experiencing seizures despite being prescribed anti-seizure medications. He also was experiencing bouts of confusion.
Brain Tumors: More Precise Diagnosis Leads to More Precise Treatment
As the diagnosis of brain tumors becomes more complex, DF/BWCC pathologists and cytogeneticists routinely consult one another, compare notes, and present physicians with a unified report on their diagnostic findings.
Adult Brain Tumors: The Latest Research and Treatment
Historically, brain tumors have been some of the most challenging types of cancers to treat. A protective barrier around the brain – called the “blood-brain barrier” can prevent cancer treatments from reaching the tumor.
Brain Tumor Surgery: Precision is Vital
Advances in image guidance are changing the landscape of neurosurgery and addressing some of the key challenges of surgical treatment of brain tumors.
Brain Surgery Through A “Keyhole” Brings Speedy Recovery and A Grandmother’s Return To A Full Life
A rare through-the-eyelid surgery at Brigham Health successfully removed a brain tumor with minimal pain and rapid recovery.
Having Major Brain Surgery During COVID-19
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Paula underwent brain surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital to remove a benign brain tumor, known as a meningioma, behind her right eye.