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may occur at any age. About 44% of primary brain tumors are benign. There is no way to preventbrain tumors, because the causes are unknown.

Biopsy and removal of the tumor using a neuronagivator and an , via a very small incision, with immediate recovery

of brain tumors basically involves two approaches: a simple biopsy, and tumor removal.

In the first case, a sample of the tumor is obtained in order to reach a diagnosis, after which the patient can receive special , if necessary and possible. The biopsy can also determine if this is actually a tumor, or another type of lesion (for example, an abscess).

If this is a tumur, it is then removed. Frequently, this may suffice to completely treat the patient (i.e., to cure). This is usually the case in benign tumors. Unfortunately, in the case of malignant tumors, even the apparent complete removal of the tumor is not enough.

Quite often, a benign tumor causes serious neurological problems, or is “deep” enough to be extremely “inaccessible” or “inoperable”.

 

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The solution to this is currently brought by , with the application of the “mini” craniotomy using a microscope and an endoscope. In addition, the use of the neuronavigatorallows us to locate and remove the tumor to the closest millimeter.

This technique is also applied to other conditions, such as cerebral hemorrhages, subdural hematomas, and vascular malformations.

Our experience from the combination of Neuronavigation, mini craniotomy, and microscopyp-endoscopy for the removal of tumors and other lesions is that there is now a much lower chance of neurological damage. Thanks to these techniques, our patients recover faster, better, and enjoy a respectively better quality of life, a fact confirmed by international literature.

1 Benign brain tumors
2 Malignant brain tumors
3 Other brain tumors
4 Secondary (metastatic) tumors