Conditions

  • Brain Tumors

    A brain tumor is a lump of tissue caused by abnormal and/or uncontrolled cell growth. The many types of brain tumors are divided into two categories: primary tumors and metastatic tumors.

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  • Chiari Malformation

    This rare condition is a malformation of the base of the skull and brain that results in the lower portion of the brain protruding through the foramen magnum – the opening at the base of the skull. The protruding brain can block the normal flow of the fluid that protects the brain and spinal cord, […]

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  • Chronic Subdural Hematoma (Hemorrhage)

    This condition is a buildup of clotted blood between the brain’s outer layer and the membrane that covers the brain (called the dura). It usually occurs in the elderly, and can be caused by even a minor bump to the head.

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  • Concussion

    This common brain injury is caused by an impact to the head or upper body. A concussion interferes with brain function. In most cases the effects are mild and temporary, and the concussion does not cause permanent injury. But a concussion is a serious injury that can cause lasting brain damage or death if not […]

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  • Hydrocephalus

    This condition is caused by an increased amount of cerebrospinal fluid (commonly called CSF) in the brain’s ventricles. The ventricles are a system of large, fluid-filled open spaces inside the brain. Too much CSF in the ventricles can elevate pressure in the skull. It can damage delicate brain tissue.

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  • Meningiomas

    These primary brain tumors grow in the meninges, thin layers of protective tissue that cover the brain and spinal cord. They are usually slow growing and do not often spread to other parts of the body. They usually do not grow into the brain, but instead push on the brain as they get larger.

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  • Metastatic Brain Tumors

    These tumors, also called secondary brain tumors, originate outside of the brain in another part of the body and then spread to the brain. These tumors are more common in adults than in children.

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  • Myelopathy

    Myelopathy is spinal cord dysfunction related to abnormal pressure placed on the spinal cord. Unlike conditions that cause pressure on individual nerve roots, this type of damage can result in loss of nerve function anywhere along the spinal cord below the damaged area. The effects of myelopathy can range from mild to severe, and can […]

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  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH)

    This condition, which usually occurs in adults 55 and older, is an excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the ventricles of the brain. The ventricles are a system of large, fluid-filled open spaces inside the brain. Too much CSF in the ventricles can distort the brain’s shape. It can make the brain susceptible to […]

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