Compression of the cranial nerves V, VII, VIII and IX by arteries or veins near the brain stem may lead to disorders such as trigeminal or glossopharyngeal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, disabling vertigo or tinnitus.
Craniosynostosis is a condition in infants when the fibrous seams in the skull called sutures are fused together and change how the skull grows.
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder caused by abnormal and unpredictable electrical and chemical activity of neurons.
Glioblastomas are grade IV tumors because they grow rapidly. They are also known as Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) and Grade IV Astrocytoma tumors.
Glioma is the general name for any tumor that arises from the supportive tissue of the brain and spinal cord. This supportive tissue helps keep the neurons (“thinking cells”) in place and functioning well.
Hydrocephalus is a condition caused when the body makes more cerebrospinal fluid than it can absorb, causing the fluid to build up.
Intracerebral hemorrhage is caused by the bleeding of a blood vessel within the brain. As a result of the bleeding a blood clot forms in the brain, which puts pressure on the brain and causes damage.
A stroke is an interruption of the blood supply to the brain. When brain cells are deprived of blood, they begin to die and result in temporary or permanent damage. The damage can affect a person’s ability to move, speak, think, remember and pay attention to the world around them.
Meningioma tumors arise from one of the layers of the meninges, the protective tissue covering the brain.