Tumor of the Brain Evaluation
The evaluation of a brain tumor begins with a medical history and physical examination.
Some brain tumor patients have no findings on physical examination. In others, physical findings can suggest the specific location of the tumor in the brain.
Physical findings in those with a brain tumor may include:
- Numbness in one arm or leg:
- Weakness in one arm or leg:
- Facial weakness (unilateral):
- Difficulty swallowing
- Difficulty walking
- Change in vision:
- Difficulty with balance
- Loss of coordination
- Memory loss
The diagnosis of a brain tumor must be confirmed with testing.
Tests that may be used to evaluate a brain tumor include:
Tumor of the Brain Brain Biopsy
During a brain biopsy, a neurosurgeon removes a small sample of brain tissue through a small hole in the skull. The tissue will then be examined under a microscope, in order to determine the type of cells causing the tumor.
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