Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Hemangioblastoma Underlying Cause

Vascular brain tumors are composed of abnormal blood vessel cells, but the cause for these tumors is unknown. Vascular brain tumors can form anywhere in the brain or spinal cord.

Benign tumors can interfere with body functions, but do not spread to distant areas of the body. A benign brain tumor can cause symptoms by placing pressure against the brain, and by increasing pressure inside the skull.

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Last Updated: Jul 15, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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