Metastatic brain tumor

Brain tumor - metastatic (secondary); Cancer - brain tumor (metastatic)

A metastatic brain tumor is cancer that started in another part of the body and has spread to the brain.


The major areas of the brain have one or more specific functions.

MRI of the brain

An MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the brain creates a detailed image of the complex structures in the brain. An MRI can give a three-dimensional depiction of the brain, making location of problems such as tumors or aneuryms more precise.



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Outlook (Prognosis)

Possible Complications

When to Contact a Medical Professional