Brain tumor

6 Interesting Facts of Brain tumor

  1. Headache may be severe and worsen with activity or early in the morning
  2. May involve seizures, personality or memory changes, nausea, vomiting, or fatigue
  3. Classic symptoms are headache, nausea, vomiting, and papilledema associated with midline or infratentorial tumors
  4. Other findings may be specific to tumor location and include:
    • Pressure or headache near tumor
    • Loss of balance or difficulty with fine motor skills
    • Changes in judgment
    • Muscle weakness
    • Partial or complete vision loss
    • Changes in speech, hearing, memory, or emotional status
    • Altered perception of touch or pressure
    • Difficulty swallowing or facial weakness/numbness
  5. CT or MRI will reveal enhancing or nonenhancing lesions; lumbar puncture is contraindicated
  6. Differentiated based on history, physical examination, and abnormal findings on CT or MRI scan

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