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Early detection of a brain tumor

Key points:

  • The symptoms of a brain tumor can vary depending on its location.
  • The size of the brain tumor is related to the ease or complication of removal.
  • A multidisciplinary approach is necessary for the treatment of brain tumors.

The appearance of tumors in the neurological field can trigger a wide range of sequelae or effects that will depend on the area in which they are located. For example, if the tumor appears in the frontal lobe it could alter motor functions; whereas if it appears in the frontal lobe, but on the left, language ability will be affected; or if it arises in the occipital, vision would be compromised.

The brain is the most important organ in our body, says Dr. Sergio Moreno Jiménez, a neurosurgeon at the ABC Medical Center, being the organ that creates our personality and individuality, for which it is important to pay attention when symptoms begin to appear.

Brain tumor diagnosis

Speaking of brain tumors, these can have varied symptoms during different periods, for example, a tumor can be three years old and have a benign behavior, or it can have a short time with a more aggressive behavior.

As a first step in diagnosing a brain tumor, we will request an MRI with a contrast agent, says Dr. Moreno, this will allow us to obtain different information on the composition of the tumor, indicating if it is cystic, if it has liquid, if it is solid, or if it has calcium, among other characteristics; which will help to have a more precise diagnosis.

Brain tumor treatment

A fundamental part of the treatment consists of removing the tumor; a small tumor is relatively easy to remove, unlike a large tumor, which is why early detection is so important, says Dr. Moreno.

After surgery, the tissue must be analyzed and, through a multidisciplinary approach, including neuropathologists and oncologists, the type of tumor will be identified, as well as the treatment to be followed. Treatment can range from outpatient surveillance with imaging studies to radiotherapy, chemotherapy, or some other type of treatment.

Multidisciplinary work is of great importance in the correct treatment of a brain tumor, therefore, at the ABC Medical Center, we have the ideal staff and equipment for the detection and treatment of this disease.

This content is for informational purposes and does not replace any consultation with the specialist. At the ABC Medical Center’s Neurology Center we can provide you with specialized care. 

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