A brain tumor is a growth in the brain that leads to increased
pressure inside the skull and the destruction and compression of normal brain
tissue, causing loss of function. A brain tumor may cause headaches and
seizures, as well as many other nervous system problems.
Treatment may involve radiation, chemotherapy, and/or
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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