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Brain tumor

Brain tumor: Introduction

Brain tumor: A condition which is characterized by the abnormal growth of tissue within the brain. See detailed information below for a list of 27 causes of Brain tumor, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Brain tumor:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Brain tumor. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Brain tumor: Symptom Checker

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Brain tumor Treatments

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Brain tumor: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Brain tumor

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Brain tumor: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Brain tumor

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered from sudden inability to more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or Alzheimer' more »

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Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild concussion diagnosis. The condition goes by the name of " mild traumatic more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is particularly true of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), for which the symptoms are typically more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed. It may be misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease or dementia (such as Alzheimer' more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. A variety of symptoms can occur in post-concussion syndrome and these were not more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, more »

Brain tumor: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Brain tumor: Related Rare Diseases

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Brain tumor: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Definitions of Brain tumor:

Benign and malignant neoplasms that arise from or metastasize to structures within the cranium. This includes meningeal and other tumors that occur in the spaces that surround the brain, and neoplasms of the brain.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

A tumor in the brain
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

The growth of abnormal cells in the tissues of the brain. Brain tumors can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous).
- (Source - National Cancer Institute)

Detailed list of causes of Brain tumor

The list below shows some of the causes of Brain tumor mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Brain tumor?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Brain tumor. Of the 27 causes of Brain tumor that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 4 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 23 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Brain tumor:

The following list of conditions have 'Brain tumor' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Brain tumor Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Brain tumor based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Brain tumor:

    Intracranial tumor, Brain tumour
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Brain tumor:

    Medical Conditions associated with Brain tumor:

    Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Cancer-related symptoms (173 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes)

    Symptoms related to Brain tumor:

    Brain injury, Head injury (3 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Bleeding in the brain (47 causes), Brain swelling (387 causes), Glioma, Abscess (44 causes), Craniopharangyioma, Meningioma, Cerebellar tumors, Pontine tumors

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