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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 in

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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 cysts

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Cysts

Just like a cyst anywhere else in your body, a cyst in the brain is a sphere filled with fluid—much like a balloon filled with water. They may contain fluid,

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Craniopharyngioma

A craniopharyngioma is a tumor arising from small nests of cells near the pituitary stalk. Craniopharyngiomas grow slowly and often become large before they are diagnosed. How malignant they are and

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Choroid Plexus

These tumors arise from brain tissue called the “choroid plexus,” the portion of the brain that makes the fluid which flows around the brain and spine. These tumors come in

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Chondrosarcoma

Chondrosarcoms are bone tumors that can occur in any bone in the body. They are found in the skull base (the area under the brain and behind the eyes and

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Astrocytoma (Adult-type)

Astrocytomas are tumors that arise from astrocytes—star-shaped cells that make up the “glue-like” or supportive tissue of the brain. They are slow growing and tend to invade surrounding tissue and

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Acoustic Neuroma

Acoustic neuroma (also called vestibular schwannoma) is a benign (non-cancerous), slow-growing tumor of the 8th cranial nerve (also known as the acoustic or vestibulocochlear nerve) which is responsible for hearing.

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