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Brain tumors


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Frontal lobe (unilateral)
unilateral hemiplegia, seizure, memory deficit, personality and judgement changes and visual disturbances.
Frontal lobe (bilateral)
unilateral hemiplegia, seizure, memory deficit, personality and judgment changes and visual distrubances, and ataxic gait
Parietal lobe
Speech (if tumor is in the dominant hemisphere, there is an inability to write, spacial disorders and unilateral neglect)
occipital lobe
blindness and seizures
temporal lobe
seizures and disphagia.
Metastatic Tumors
Headache, n/v d/t increased ICP.
Thalamus and sellar tumors
headaches, n/v, vision distrubances, papilla edema, nystagmus from IICP, diabetes insipidus
4th ventrical and cerebellar
headaches, nausea, papilla edema from IICP, ataxic gait and changes in coordination
tinnitus, vertigo and deafness
Brain stem
headache on awakening, drowsiness, vomiting, ataxic gait, facial and muscle weakness, hearing loss, disphagia, disarthria, crossed-eyes, hemiparesis
Glial cells and astrocytes. Low to moderate grade malignancy
A primitive stem cell (glioblast). Highly malignant, invasive and most devastating primary tumor
Oligodendrocytes. It's benign, encapsulate and calcified
Epndymal epethelium range from benign to highly malignant. Most are benign and encapsulated.
Primitive neuroectodermal cell. Highly malignant and invasive. Metastatic to spinal cord and areas of the brain
Areas is the meningies can be benign or malignant. Most are benign
Acustic Neuroma (Schwannoma)
Cells that from the mylen sheath around the nerves. Mostly effecting cranial nerve VIII. Most times is bilateral. Usuallyu benighn or low grade malignancy.
Blood vessels of the brain. it is rare/benign and surgery is currative.
Pituitary adenoma
Pituitary gland and is usually benign.
Primary Central Nervous System lymphoma
Lymphocytes. Increased incidents in transplant recipients and AIDS patients

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