Brain Surgery Directory
Brain surgery could be done for a variety of reasons: benign tumors, cancer, epilepsy, head injury, and more. One type of surgery, called deep brain stimulation, activates a part of the brain to reduce tremors or other symptoms. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how brain surgery is done, why it's done, and much more.
Brain Cancer and Gliomas
WebMD explains the symptoms, prognosis, and treatment of malignant glioma, a broad category of brain and spinal cord tumors.
Types of Brain Cancer and Their Treatment
Start here to learn about types of brain cancer, or brain tumors, and how they are treated.
What Is Astrocytoma?
WebMD explains types of astrocytoma tumors, which are found in the brain, and how they are treated.
What Is Glioblastoma?
Glioblastoma is a type of astrocytoma, a cancer that forms from star-shaped cells in the brain called astrocytes. In adults, this cancer usually starts in the cerebrum, the largest part of your brain.