Category Archives: Brain Tumor

More About Brain Tumors

Brain tumors are somewhat of a mystery. There are only a few known risk factors, such as children who receive radiation to the head are more at risk for developing brain tumors later in life. There are a couple rare genetic conditions that also increase risk. But those three issues account for a very low […]


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Warning Signs of a Brain Tumor

A brain tumor is a mass or growth of abnormal cells in the patient’s brain. Some of these are benign; others are malignant. Brain tumors can begin in the brain — primary brain tumors. Or they can metastasize (spread) from elsewhere — secondary brain tumors. When a person hears they have a brain tumor, this […]


Surgery to Correct Chiari Malformation

Chiari malformation is a structural abnormality in the brain where the cerebellum is located in a lower position than is normal. In these cases, the cerebellum is situated below the opening to the spinal cord. When the cerebellum occupies this lower position, more pressure is exerted on the cerebellum and the brain stem. This affects […]


Addressing Brain Tumors

The severity of a tumor located within the brain doesn’t need any explanation — it is life threatening. When a tumor is found and can be removed, we perform what is called a craniotomy. A craniotomy is surgery where we remove a portion of the skull to gain access to the brain. Surgery is usually […]


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