Disease Information for Brain tumor: Definition

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  • Tumors that occur in the brain or meninges: astrocytoma is malignant and meningoma is benign but all include mass effect in brain case or cerebral substance; usually this term applies only loosely to metastatic brain tumor from outside the CNS; Symptoms; subacute headaches in children ; headaches worse, same spot, and better or worse changing position of head, standing, sitting, lying down; occipital headaches; those that waken patient from a deep sleep, occur at night or in the morning are worse; those associated with vomiting without nausea, or projectile vomiting; headaches worse staining at stool, with valsalva, or with lifting and with cough or sneeze; any headache associated with focal seizures; headaches that occur day after day in same area and worsening signal intracranial lesion but this is not always found at all on imaging; however all these scenarios should be worked up of with scans and LP;

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