Primary Brain Tumors
Primary brain tumors can be benign or malignant, and are usually named after the brain cells or the location from which they originate. The majority of primary brain tumors, for example, are gliomas, which originate within your brain's glial cells.
Common primary brain tumors include:
- Anaplastic gliomas
- High-grade gliomas
- Low-grade gliomas
- Primary CNS lymphoma
- Pituitary tumors
Tumors originating from other structures with the brain include:
- Acoustic neuroma
- Pituitary adenoma
Primary brain tumors can cause a variety of symptoms, depending on the size and location of the brain tumor.
Treatments For Primary Brain Tumors
Treatments for primary brain tumors include, but are not limited to:
- Computer-assisted image-guided brain needle biopsy
- Computer-assisted image-guided craniotomy
- Stereotactic radiosurgery
- Radiation and chemotherapy
- Clinical trials, including gene therapy
Visit our treatments page for more information on the treatments Mount Sinai provides for primary brain tumors.