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How to Manage and Treat Meningioma

Meningiomas may only require periodic evaluation but sometimes treatment is called for. You can learn about the ways to manage meningiomas. A meningioma is an abnormal growth of the tissues that surround the brain, called meninges. Often,...

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Causes and Risk Factors of Ependymoma

This article reviews causes and risk factors of ependymoma, including genetic predisposition, lifestyle factors, and other causes. An ependymoma is a rare tumor that affects the central nervous system (CNS). Like many other types of tumors, how and...

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How Ependymoma Is Treated

Ependymoma is a central nervous system tumor, treated with surgery, prescriptions for symptom management, and alternative therapies. Ependymoma is a genetic central nervous system (CNS) tumor that begins in the brain or spinal cord. Ependymomas...

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How Ependymoma Is Diagnosed

Ependymoma is a central nervous system tumor diagnosed through physical and neurological examinations, lab tests, imaging, and more. An ependymoma is a rare central nervous system (CNS) tumor in the brain or spinal cord. Ependymomas more...

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How Oligodendroglioma Is Diagnosed

Oligodendroglioma is diagnosed by using imaging tests such as MRI and CT scans, along with a biopsy to confirm the tumor grade. Oligodendroglioma is a rare type of tumor found in the brain or spinal cord. Imaging tests such as magnetic resonance...

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Causes and Risk Factors of Oligodendroglioma

Oligodendroglioma is a rare tumor found in the brain and spinal cord. There is no known cause, but genetics and radiation exposure may play a role. Oligodendrogliomas are rare tumors found in the brain or spinal cord. This type of tumor comes from...

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Causes and Risk Factors of Pilocytic Astrocytoma

The exact cause of pilocytic astrocytoma is unknown. Researchers believe genetic abnormalities and environmental factors may play a role. Learn more. The underlying cause of pilocytic astrocytoma (PA), a rare tumor of the brain or spinal...

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How Pilocytic Astrocytoma Is Diagnosed

Pilocytic astrocytoma can be diagnosed using imaging tests of the structure of the brain or spinal cord. Learn more about how this tumor is diagnosed. Pilocytic astrocytoma (PA) is a slow-growing tumor of the central nervous system most commonly...

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Symptoms of Pilocytic Astrocytoma

Pilocytic astrocytoma (PA) may not cause symptoms until it's big enough to press on nearby brain tissue and cause problems. Learn more. Pilocytic astrocytoma is a slow-growing cancer that occurs most commonly in children and young adults. It may...

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What Is Pilocytic Astrocytoma?

Pilocytic astrocytoma is a slow-growing tumor of the brain or spinal cord. It occurs mostly in children and young adults under age 20. Learn more. Pilocytic astrocytoma (PA) is a slow-growing tumor that originates from star-shaped cells called...

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Causes and Risk Factors of Anaplastic Astrocytoma

The specific cause of anaplastic astrocytoma is unknown. However, it is thought to be triggered by genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. The specific cause of anaplastic astrocytoma, a rare malignant brain tumor, is unknown. However, it is...

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