Hearing loss in one ear, ringing in the ear, dizziness and loss of balance—these are all signs of an acoustic neuroma, or vestibular schwannoma. Early diagnosis and treatment of this rare condition can help prevent serious complications from developing later.
Arteriovenous malformations, or AVMs, affect about 300,000 Americans. They may show up anywhere in the body, but can have devastating effects when they occur in the brain.
It’s estimated that each year more than 170,000 patients are diagnosed with brain metastases—or cancer that has started elsewhere in the body and spread to the brain— according to the National Brain Tumor Foundation.Brain metastases are the most common type of brain cancer.
Craniopharyngiomas are noncancerous brain growths that usually aren’t detected until they grow and start putting pressure on surrounding areas. By the time they’re diagnosed, they’re typically quite large. Although they’re not cancerous, craniopharyngiomas can cause significant complications, such as long-term visual damage and neurological problems.
Like most brain tumors, gliomas can be cancerous or noncancerous. However, cancerous gliomas are the most common type of primary brain tumor—or tumors that start in the brain—and account for about 10,000 primary malignant brain tumors diagnosed every year in the United States.
Meningiomas are one of the most common types of benign brain tumors (tumors that start in the brain). In fact, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons estimates that meningiomas account for 30 percent of all primary brain and other central nervous system (CNS) tumors.
Pineal tumors account for one percent of brain tumors. The three most common types of pineal tumors are gliomas, germ cell tumors and pineal cell tumors. The cancerous form of a pineal tumor is called a pineoblastoma.
As many as 20 percent of people have pituitary tumors. The majority of these tumors are noncancerous and will never cause symptoms or be diagnosed. However, some people may have tumors that produce more than the normal amount of hormones, which triggers symptoms, or that grow large enough to cause complications.
The skullbase is the complex bone surface on which the brain rests. Many different tumors can arise from or extend into this area.
Applying makeup, shaving, washing your face—if you suffer from trigeminal neuralgia, any of these ordinary everyday activities can trigger agonizing pain.
“Vascular malformations” is the term used to describe several types of vascular irregularities, or abnormalities of the blood vessels.
Hearing loss in one ear, ringing in the ear, dizziness and loss of balance—these are all signs of a vestibular schwannoma, also known as an acoustic neuroma. Early diagnosis and treatment of this rare condition can help prevent serious complications from developing later.
or click below
to email her.
The Valley Hospital is pleased to be one of the first hospitals in the United States to offer the Leksell Gamma Knife Icon — the latest technology for the treatment of benign and malignant brain tumors and neurological conditions in the brain.