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What are common brain tumors?

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A brain tumor is any abnormal tissue growth inside the brain. Whether cancerous or not, brain tumors usually cause problems because of the pressure they put on the brain.

  • Glioblastoma, an aggressive, cancerous brain tumor
  • Hydrocephalus, an high amount of cerebrospinal (brain) fluid inside the skull
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus (the pressure inside the brain is normal even though there's more fluid)
  • Pseudotumor cerebri, a false brain tumor

From: Brain Diseases WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 10/21/2018

SOURCES: Goetz, C., 3rd Edition Saunders, 2007. Goldman, L. Saunders Elsevier, 2008.

Textbook of Clinical Neurology, , Cecil Medicine,

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

SOURCES: Goetz, C., 3rd Edition Saunders, 2007. Goldman, L. Saunders Elsevier, 2008.

Textbook of Clinical Neurology, , Cecil Medicine,

Reviewed by Neil Lava on October 21, 2018

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