Primary brain tumor
A primary brain tumor is a tumor that starts in the brain tissue.
A primary brain tumor may present itself with:
- speaking difficulty
- visual difficulty
Types of tumor:
- tumor of the brain (glioblastoma multiforme) In many adults a primary brain tumor is often (15-20%), a glioma, originating from glial cells, the supporting cells of the brain tissue.
It is a slow-growing and 'relatively benign' tumor; phenomena occur as slowly and insidiously. They grow on the surface of the brain (or spinal cord)
- tumor in the pituitary gland (pituitary adenoma or craniofaryngeoma)
- tumor in the blood vessels (angioma)
Usually benign, noncancerous reddish-purple blood vessel growth that is caused by dilatation and / or tortuosity of blood vessels, such as a knot of varicose veins.
A red to reddish-purple, raised sore (lesion) on the skin
A massive, raised tumor with blood vessels.
- Strawberry hemangioma
- Cavernous hemangioma (Hemangiomas that grow in the brain cavities)
- Lymphangiomas (rare benign congenital tumours, involving both the head and the neck)
- Star shaped hemangioma
- Port wine stain
Meningeoma: grow on the surface of the brain (or spinal cord)
Hemangioma:A photograph picture story of a hemangioma and how good it looked like after surgery: