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Astrocytoma

Astrocytomas are tumors that arise from astrocytes—star-shaped cells that make up the “glue-like” or supportive tissue of the brain. These tumors are “graded” on a scale from I to...

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Atypical Teratoid Rhaboid Tumor (ATRT)

ATRTs are rare, high-grade tumors that occur most often in children age 3 and younger. They can appear as a large, bulky mass and tend to be fast-growing and...

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Chondrosarcoma

Chondroma is a rare, benign tumor that tends to arise at the base of the skull, especially in the area near the pituitary gland. These tumors are generally very...

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Choroid Plexus

These tumors arise from brain tissue called the “choroid plexus.” They commonly invade nearby tissue and spread widely via the cerebrospinal fluid. Like other brain tumors, choroid plexus tumors...

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Craniopharyngioma

A craniopharyngioma is a benign (noncancerous) tumor arising from small nests of cells near the pituitary stalk. Crangiopharyngiomas are localized tumors and become large before they are diagnosed. How malignant...

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Cysts

Brain cysts located in the brain are not truly “brain tumors” because they do not arise from the brain tissue itself. Although they tend to be (benign noncancerous), they...

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Ependymoma

Ependymomas arise from the ependymal cells that line the ventricles of the brain and the center of the spinal cord. They are soft, grayish, or red tumors which may contain...

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Germ Cell Tumor

As the name implies, these tumors arise from various “germ cells” found in the brain. They can be either benign or malignant. Germ cell tumors include the germinoma, the teratoma,...

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Glioblastoma (GBM)

Glioblastomas (GBM) are tumors that arise from astrocytes—the star-shaped cells that make up the “glue-like,” or supportive tissue of the brain. These tumors are usually highly malignant (cancerous) because the...

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Glioma

“Glioma” is a general term used to describe any tumor that arises from the supportive (“gluey”) tissue of the brain. This tissue, called “glia,” helps to keep the neurons...

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