Brain Tumors - Overview
A Brain tumor is an abnormal group of cells developing in or around the brain. Tumors can destroy healthy cells of the brain and disrupt proper brain function. Brain tumor surgery options depend on the type of brain tumor you have, how quickly a brain tumor grows and how it will affect the function of your nervous system.
Types of Brain Tumors
There are different types of brain tumors exist.
Signs and Symptoms of Brain Tumors
The most common signs and symptoms of brain tumors can vary greatly, depending on the size, location, and rate of growth of the brain tumor.
Some Specific Brain Tumor Symptoms include:
Be sure to discuss with your healthcare team as soon as possible about any new symptoms or changes in existing symptoms. So your Doctor may be able to help you handle the symptoms and minimize their impact on your life.
Diagnosis at SIMS
Our Best neurologist Team uses computed tomography (CT scanning) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to identify a brain tumor. Certain sequences of MRI can help the surgeon plan tumor resection based on the location of the brain’s normal nerve pathways.
In surgery, intraoperative MRI is used to monitor tissue biopsies and removal of the tumor. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) is used to analyze the chemical composition of the tumor and to determine the existence of the MRI lesions. Positron emission tomography (PET scan) can help to detect recurrent brain tumors.
Sometimes a biopsy is the only way to make a definitive diagnosis of a brain tumor. The neurosurgeon performs the biopsy and the pathologist makes the final diagnosis, determining whether the tumor appears benign or malignant, and identifying it accordingly.
Brain Tumors Treatments
Brain tumor treatment are treated with a variety of therapies. The recommended type of treatment depends on the tumor’s size and type, growth rate, brain position, and patient’s overall health.
SIMS Neurology Specialist goals are curative therapy and symptoms relief. The experienced and expert team of doctors with the latest technology makes the institute a centre of excellence which provides comprehensive and multi-disciplinary care for disorders of the brain, treatment for stroke, and spine.
SIMS Hospital is equipped with all leading and advanced technologies that are improving the life span and quality of life for many people. Institute of Neuroscience is Best Neurology Hospital in Chennai led by a team of highly qualified Neurologists, neurosurgeons, interventional neuro-radiologist and allied disciplines to provide the best possible care for patients.