Brain Tumours

A mass or growth that originates from abnormal brain cells is called a brain tumor. Various types of brain tumors have been identified, amongst which some are benign (noncancerous), and some are malignant (cancerous). Some of the common symptoms of brain tumors are frequent headaches, nausea, vomiting, confusion, seizures, changes in behavior, and hearing problems.

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Kindly interpret my relative's MRI and guide us.

Query: Hello doctor, This is regarding my relative. My relative had a seizure attack and fits before a year. We consulted a doctor and started medicine. During the course, the patient reported some slight pain in his head. A week later he started complaining of severe headache with vomiting. So, a CT scan ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The functional MRI and tractography reports are enclosed (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and it reads that it is a known case of tumor. However, the tumor in the right parietal lobe, which is the non-dominant part of the brain, can be treated with surgery...  Read Full »

Please give me your opinion regarding my CT scan.

Query: Hi doctor, One year ago, the patient had seizure and fits. I have attached the preliminary observation report, which was done by a neurologist. Then, we started the medication as per the prescription. During the course, the patient reported intermittent light headache. A week before, the patient had...  Read Full »


Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Health Specialist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help you. The latest CT scan done shows a mass lesion in the right parietal lobe. To find out the nature of this mass and to decide the course of treatment, we need to do an MRI. If...  Read Full »

Is the tumor detected in my dad's MRI cancerous?

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 56 years old and healthy. Since last few months, he is suffering from sudden chewing like action and unconsciousness or seizure like situation. This situation remains the same for some time. During the MRI test, our doctor informed about the tumor. We are very much worried. I...  Read Full »


Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Health Specialist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query with diligence and I would like you to know that I am here to help you. The reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) denote that there are two problems. Reduced blood supply to brain and a small tumor (brain cancer). As per...  Read Full »

Does a brain tumor result in a one-sided headache?

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting one-sided headache. I do not get them often. They are behind my right eye and temple area. Now this time I am also fighting with heavy cold and cough. It came on late morning today and it hurts more when I cough or shake my head or bend over. Prior to this, I had the same hea...  Read Full »


Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Health Specialist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on what you have told, this is more likely to be due to sinusitis. Sinuses are small air filled cavities in your skull bone. They can get infected and when they are infected, you will get headaches behind eyes. Such headaches will be more common during cold and...  Read Full »

My daughter is behaving like a newborn after brain tumor surgery. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My kid is 12 years. She had grade 4 medulloblastoma. After brain tumor surgery, she is behaving like a new born baby. She is not walking or talking. Every minute she is screaming. Her neck is not balanced. It is around three weeks now after surgery. After physiotherapy slight change in h...  Read Full »


Dr. J Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist, Spine Health Specialist, Spine Surgeon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cerebellum is the part of brain where trained movements are stored. It is like the history section of your internet browser. When there is a tumor in cerebellum, it means that the browser has been infected with virus. So, the browser has to be reinstalled. By reinstallin...  Read Full »

Is it possible for brain stem tumors to cause trigeminal nerve?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27 year old female. I am healthy, and my routine blood studies are fine. But recently, I experience cramps in my left hand and occasional numbness in the left side of my face. Also one day, I felt a strong toothache on my right side, so I went to a dentist, who told me there w...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. First of all, I would like to assure you that the none of the described symptoms in your post is indicative of brain tumor. It will not be wrong to say that what you are experiencing is a manifestation of benign disorde...  Read Full »

Is brain tumor non cancerous?

Query: Hello doctor, Based on a review of the attached file or report, kindly clarify the following queries: 1. Is it non-cancerous? 2. How severe is it, and will it require multiple surgeries? 3. Is it completely curable with medicines, as my doses are reducing? 4. Are there possibilities of reformation o...  Read Full »


Dr. Sudheer Ambekar

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The answers to your questions are as follows: 1. Central neurocytoma is not a cancerous tumor. However, depending on the grade of the tumor, it can have a recurrence. 2. The goal of surgery ...  Read Full »

Does brain tumor cause headaches and dizziness?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having headaches and dizziness for five days. The headache is around my forehead and behind my eyes. I am 30 years old. My aunt has a brain tumor. I am wondering if my headache can be a tumor as well.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. First of all, I like to inform you that we need to think the common causes of a headache before jumping to serious and uncommon causes. There is saying that if you think of rare causes for the symptoms of the patient you ar...  Read Full »

Is there any finding in my MRI regarding ice pick headaches?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having ice pick headaches. Hence, I went for an MRI scan and regular blood tests. Now, I am wondering whether my report is normal. Can you please guide me? Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The attached MRI images (attachment removed to protect patient identity) showed normal findings. There are many pictures which have not been attached. However, I wish to have a look at the complete set of pictures for an accurate interpretation of your MRI scan brain...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest ways to reduce mild vertigo.

Query: Hi doctor, I have mild vertigo for the past one month. There is no sweating or vomiting. I do not have any pain in the head and there is no problem of hearing and vision. I am only experiencing some balancing problem. My ENG test is absolutely normal. What will be the possible way to reduce this?  Read Full »


Dr. A K Srivastava

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I would like to tell you the causes of unsteadiness or dizziness. They are aural (disease of ear) and extra aural. Under extra aural there comes a long list of diseases. Spondylosis. Tumors of cerebellopontine (CP) angle and brain. M...  Read Full »

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