Brain Conditions

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Brain Conditions

Conditions arising from and affecting the brain in both adults and paediatrics. If you can't see what you're looking for please get in touch with our team. 

Acoustic neuroma

Also known as a vestibular schwannoma, a benign tumour affecting balance and hearing.

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Adult brain tumours

Both benign (non-cancerous) and malignant (cancerous) tumours in adults.

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Aneurysm

A weak or thin spot on an artery in the brain that balloons and fills with blood.

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Arachnoid cyst

The most common type of cysts; these are fluid filled sacs rather than tumour.

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Arteriovenous fistula

An arteriovenous fistula is an abnormal connection between an artery and a vein.

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Arteriovenous malformation

An abnormal cluster of vessels in the brain which develop after birth.

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Basilar invagination

A rare condition compressing the brain stem and top of the spinal cord.

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Cavernoma

A cavernoma is a gathering of abnormal blood vessels located in the brain and spinal cord.

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Cerebral palsy

Covers several lifelong neurological conditions affecting movement and coordination.

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Chiari malformation

A condition in which some of the brain tissue extends into the spinal canal.

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Chondrosarcoma

Chondrosarcoma is a type of bone cancer that develops in the cells that produce cartilage.

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Chordoma

A rare type of cancerous tumour that grows within the skull base and spine.

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Colloid cyst

A colloid cyst is a benign brain tumour, which means it’s non-cancerous.

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Craniopharyngioma

A craniopharyngioma is non-cancerous, benign, brain tumour.

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Dystonia

A neurological movement disorder which causes uncontrolled muscle movements.

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Dural fistula

A vascular anomaly in the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord.

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Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder affecting 1 in every 100 people in the UK.

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Glioma

A glioma is the most common type primary of brain tumour.

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Subarachnoid haemorrhage

A subarachnoid haemorrhage is a bleed in the brain, specifically in the subarachnoid space.

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Headaches

Headaches come in lots of different forms and can be worrying.

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Hydrocephalus

Congenital, compensated, acquired & normal pressure hydrocephalus

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Meningioma

Meningioma is a brain tumour which develops within the meninges of the brain.

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Metastatic brain tumours

Brain metastases occur when cancer cells spread from their original site to the brain.

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Neurofibromatosis

Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder whereby tumours form on nerve tissue.

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Parkinson's disease

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological condition.

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Paediatric brain tumours

Although rare, there are around 400 paediatric brain tumours diagnosed in the UK each year.

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Pituitary tumours

Pituitary tumours are abnormal growths that develop in your pituitary gland.

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Posterior fossa tumour

A type of brain tumour growing in the area of the posterior fossa.

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Primary brain tumours

A primary brain tumour originates within the brain from cells present in the normal brain. 

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Skull base tumour

Skull base tumours are tumours that grow in a particular location, rather than a type.

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Syringomyelia

Syringomyelia is a fluid filled cyst (syrinx) that has developed within the spinal cord.

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Cranial Conditions

Being diagnosed with a condition associated with your brain can be daunting, The London Neurosurgery Partnership is here to guide you through your journey from diagnosis to treatment.