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The Official Patient"s Sourcebook on Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors A Revised and Updated Directory for the Internet Age by ICON Health Publications

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Published by Icon Health Publications .
Written in English


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Number of Pages152
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Open LibraryOL7581551M
ISBN 100597830029
ISBN 109780597830020

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[PDF] Spine and Spinal Cord Trauma: Evidence-Based Management; Diseases of the Spine and Spinal Cord; The Official Patient's Sourcebook on Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors: A Revised and Updated Directory for the Internet Age; The Official Patient's Sourcebook on Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors.   As can be seen below, survival rates for some types of brain and spinal cord tumors can vary widely by age, with younger people tending to have better outlooks than older people. The survival rates for those 65 or older are generally lower than the rates for the ages listed below. The signs or symptoms of brain and spinal cord tumours may vary depending on the location of the tumour and are the same for non-cancerous and cancerous tumours. Signs and symptoms appear when the tumour is large enough to affect brain or spinal cord function. The brain and spinal cord make up the central nervous system (CNS). CNS tumors may be benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancer). However, even benign tumors in the CNS can cause severe problems and even death. Tumors that begin in the brain are called primary brain may spread to other areas of the brain or spinal cord, but they do not usually spread to other parts of the body.

Brain and spinal cord tumors are abnormal growths of tissue found inside the skull or the bony spinal column, which are the primary components of the central nervous system (CNS). Benign tumors are noncancerous, and malignant tumors are cancerous. The CNS is housed within rigid, bony quarters (i.e., the skull and spinal column), so any abnormal growth, whether benign or malignant, can place. A brain tumor, known as an intracranial tumor, is an abnormal mass of tissue in which cells grow and multiply uncontrollably, seemingly unchecked by the mechanisms that control normal cells. More than different brain tumors have been documented, but the two main groups of brain tumors are termed primary and metastatic.   The Official Patient's Sourcebook on Peripheral Neuropathy: A Revised and Updated Directory for the Internet Age, October 1, Sghirlanzoni A., June Lancet Neurology.   Treatment of spinal cord tumors and masses is based on tumor type, but surgical resection is the mainstay. Factors identified as predictors of outcome with intramedullary tumors include the histologic grading of the tumor and the neurologic status at the time of surgery (20).