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Abstract

Brain tumors have a number of etiologies and may arise following head injury, infection, metabolic and other systematic diseases, and exposure to toxins and radiation. Some are caused by tumors that developed in other parts of the body that metastasized to the brain. Others are believed to have originated in embryonic cells left in the brain during development. In some cases, tumors are a consequence of embryological timing and migration errors; i.e., if germ layers differentiate too rapidly or if cells migrate to the wrong location, they exert neoplastic influences within their unnatural environment.

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Pituitary Adenoma Malignant Glioma Pituitary Tumor Glioblastoma Multiforme Fourth Ventricle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rhawn Joseph
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurobehavioral CenterSanta ClaraUSA

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