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Spinal cord diseases

The spinal cord diseases are one of the most common kinds of problems faced by the humans. The spinal cord which lies within the vertebral column begins from the foramen magnum where it is continuous with the medulla oblongata and extends down to the level of first or second lumbar …

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What are the symptoms of brain tumor

What are the symptoms of brain tumor? Brain tumors located at various sites in the brain can be pinpointed by their location by various signs and symptoms peculiar to that region of the brain. Thus it is important to understand these localizing signs. Frontal lobe Pre-frontal tumors are those confined …

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Pituitary tumors

Pituitary tumors  are generally adenomas which arise from chromophobe or chromophil cells of the pituitary. These tumors arise within the sella turcica and produce its enlargement as they grow big leading to its erosion. Depending on the location of it pressure effects result. On the basis of the size, Pituitary tumors …

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Auditory nerve tumor (Acoustic Neuroma)

Auditory nerve tumor is also known by the name Acoustic Neuroma. This kind of tumor generally arises due to excessive exposure to radiations. The tumor presses the auditory nerve thus sending signals from ear to brain. Auditory nerve tumor is benign slowly growing tumor which is usually unilateral but in …

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Neurocysticercosis

Tumors of infective origin include tuberculoma and Neurocysticercosis (hydatid cysts). Cerebral tuberculoma varies in size from a small nodule to a large mass and is present in sub cortical rather than subtentorial region.There is often caseation present in the center of the growth. Patient generally presents with seizures and features of …

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Meningioma brain tumor

Meningioma brain tumor is the second most common brain tumor known to mankind. This is a benign brain tumor which arises from arachnoid cells which penetrate the dura to form arachnoid villi which project into the dural venous sinuses. Common sites are para sagittal region, intra cranial venous sinuses, olfactory groove …

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Acute lymphocytic choriomeningitis

Acute lymphocytic choriomeningitis occurs sporadically and has almost the same clinical picture as of bacterial meningitis though the course generally is less fulminant. Aetiology The disease is caused by a filterable virus which has been recovered from the CSF of patients. It is an Arena virus which is an RNA …

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