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Types of Brain

Acoustic Neuroma
Acoustic Neuroma

Acoustic Neuroma Causes. There are two types of acoustic neuroma: a sporadic form and a form associated with a syndrome called neurofibromatosis type II (NF2). NF2 is an inherited disorder characterized by the growth of noncancerous tumors in the nervous system.

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Astrocytoma
Astrocytoma

Astrocytoma is the most common a type of glioma tumor that can develop in the brain and spinal cord. It’s more common in men than women and most often shows up after age 45. There are several types of astrocytoma, and some grow faster than others.

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Chordoma
Chordoma

Chordoma is a rare type of cancer that occurs in the bones of the skull base and spine. It is part of a group of malignant bone and soft tissue tumors called sarcomas.

CNS Lymphoma
CNS Lymphoma

Primary central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma is a rare type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (cancer of the lymphatic system). Your primary CNS is made up of the brain, its outer covering and the spinal cord. The lymphatic system is a key part of your immune system.

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Craniopharyngioma
Craniopharyngioma

Craniopharyngioma is a rare type of brain tumor derived from pituitary gland embryonic tissue that occurs most commonly in children but also affects adults.

Medulloblastoma
Medulloblastoma

Medulloblastoma is a cancerous tumor—also called cerebellar primitive neuroectodermal tumor (PNET)—that starts in the region of the brain at the base of the skull, called the posterior fossa. These tumors tend to spread to other parts of the brain and to the spinal cord.

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Meningioma
Meningioma

A meningioma is a tumor that forms on membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord just inside the skull. Specifically, the tumor forms on the three layers of membranes that are called meninges. These tumors are often slow-growing. As many as 90% are benign (not cancerous).

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Other Gliomas: Brain Stem Glioma Ependymoma
Other Gliomas: Brain Stem Glioma Ependymoma

Glioma is a common type of tumor originating in the brain. About 33 percent of all brain tumors are gliomas, which originate in the glial cells that surround and support neurons in the brain, including astrocytes, oligodendrocytes and ependymal cells.