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Brain Tumor

Michael T. Stechison, MD, PhD.

Meningioma Brain Tumors: Symptoms & Treatment

The diagnosis of a brain tumor can be life-changing for a patient and their family. The good news is that not all tumors that originate in the brain are malignant. Approximately 1/3 of primary brain tumors are meningiomas. Usually, these are benign. Depending on their location, they can often be cured with surgery and in many cases, the patient can return to their work and normal activities.

Michael T. Stechison, MD, PhD

Neurosurgery 101

Q. What conditions do neurosurgeons treat?
A. Any structural disorder of the nervous system including the brain, the spine, and the peripheral nerves. This includes brain tumors, hemorrhages, trauma, fractures, blood vessel disorders, nerve and nerve root compression, disc herniations, vertebral fractures, nerve entrapments, just to list a few.