Tumor

Having a brain tumor does not mean you will need surgery. There are many different types of tumors and many ways to treat them. Our physicians are at the forefront of brain tumor treatment.

Acoustic Neuroma/Vestibular Schwannoma

A benign, slow growing tumor which may affect your hearing or balance.

Acromegaly

The condition caused by a tumor (usually the pituitary) producing prolonged increased amounts of growth hormone, which regulates physical growth.

Astrocytoma

These tumors arise from glial cells within the brain or spinal cord and have grades based on their aggressiveness and difficulty to cure.

Chondrosarcoma

A malignant tumor most commonly found in the bony area behind the eye or at the base of the skull.

Chordoma

A rare tumor found in the bone of the spine or skull that tends to grow slowly and be present for years before producing symptoms.

Colloid Cysts

Colloid cysts are benign growths with a gelatin-like consistency most commonly found within the ventricles where cerebrospinal fluid drains.

Craniopharyngioma

These benign tumors have a distinct capsule, and as they grow, they may compress nearby structures. This often requires surgery to correct.

Cushing’s Disease

Cushing’s disease is the result of a pituitary tumor secreting excessive amounts of adrenocorticotropic hormone. It requires surgery as a long-term treatment.

Dermoid and Epidermoid and Arachnoid Cysts

These fluid-filled cysts form as the brain is developing before birth and are named based on the layer in which they are located.

Glioblastoma

Glioblastoma is the name given to a very aggressive, malignant tumor which arises from cells that support the nerve cells in the brain.

Glioma

An umbrella term, gliomas include tumors more specifically labelled astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma and ependymomas.

Lymphoma

Primary central nervous system lymphoma is a rare disease, more often involving the elderly and immune-comprised.

Meningioma

Meningioma is the most common intracranial tumor.

Metastatic Tumor

A metastatic tumor (metastasis) in the brain is a cancer deposit which spreads from another part of the body.

Pituitary Tumor

A tumor of pituitary gland cells is often called a pituitary adenoma. Pituitary adenomas are the fourth most common intracranial tumor

Skull Base Tumor

The skull base is a very complex area of bone that runs from behind the eyes and nose to the bottom of the skull.

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