Tumor Brain Surgery
Brain Tumor Surgery
Many benign tumors can be completely removed with surgery. This results in a cure. Some tumors are deeply embedded in the brain and surrounded by vital structures or blood vessels. This makes some tumors impossible to remove without damaging other parts of the brain.
Some brain tumors may require the placement of a ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt to correct hydrocephalus (increased fluid pressure inside the brain). A VP shunt is a tube that drains extra fluid from around the brain, into the abdominal cavity. The tube runs from the head to the abdomen, under the skin.
Brain surgery complications include:
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