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Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Brain tumor - primary - adults 11/23/2010 (27.7%)
A primary brain tumor is a group (mass) of abnormal cells that start in the brain. This article focuses on primary brain tumors in adults. See also: Brain tumor - metastatic (cancer that has spread to the brain from elsewhere in the body) Brain tumor - children Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Primary brain tumors include any tumor that starts in the brain.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Metastatic brain tumor 03/02/2010 (25%)
Brain tumor - metastatic (secondary); Cancer - brain tumor (metastatic) Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Many tumor or cancer types can spread to the brain, the most common being lung cancer , breast cancer , melanoma , kidney cancer , bladder cancer, certain sarcomas, and testicular and germ cell tumors. Some types of cancers only spread to the brain infrequently, such as colon cancer, or very rarely, such as prostate cancer.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Brain herniation 09/13/2010 (25%)
Herniation syndrome; Transtentorial herniation; Uncal herniation; Subfalcine herniation; Tonsillar herniation; Herniation - brain Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Brain herniation occurs when something inside the skull produces pressure that moves brain tissues. This is most often the result of brain swelling from a head injury, stroke , or brain tumor.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Brain tumor - children 12/27/2009 (24%)
Glioblastoma multiforme - children; Ependymoma - children; Glioma - children; Astrocytoma - children; Medulloblastoma - children; Neuroglioma - children; Oligodendroglioma - children; Meningioma - children; Cancer - brain tumor (children) Causes, incidence, and risk factors: The cause of primary brain tumors is unknown.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Ascites 10/13/2009 (22.4%)
Portal hypertension - ascites Causes, incidence, and risk factors: A person with ascites usually has severe liver disease . Ascites due to liver disease is caused by high pressure in the blood vessels of the liver (portal hypertension) and low albumin levels. Disorders that may be associated with ascites include: Cirrhosis and any illness that leads to it Clots in the veins of the liver (portal vein thrombosis) Colon cancer Congestive heart failure Constrictive pericarditis Hepatitis Infections such as tuberculosis Liver cancer Nephrotic syndrome Ovarian cancer , endometrial cancer Pancreatitis Pancreatic cancer Protein-losing enteropathy Kidney dialysis may also be associated with ascites.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Brain abscess 09/15/2010 (22.4%)
Abscess - brain; Cerebral abscess; CNS abscess Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Brain abscesses commonly occur when bacteria or fungi infect part of the brain. Swelling and irritation (inflammation) develop in response to this infection. Infected brain cells, white blood cells, live and dead bacteria, and fungi collect in an area of the brain.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Adrenoleukodystrophy 11/02/2009 (22.4%)
Adrenoleukodystrophy; Adrenomyeloneuropathy; Childhood cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy; ALD; Schilder-Addison Complex Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Adrenoleukodystrophy is passed down from parents to their children as an X-linked genetic trait . It therefore affects mostly males, although some women who are carriers can have milder forms of the disease.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Thioridazine overdose 09/30/2009 (22.4%)
Thioridazine is a medication prescribed to treat serious mental and emotional disorders, including schizophrenia. Thioridazine overdose occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally takes more than the normal or recommended amount of this medication. This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call your local emergency number (such as 911) or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Thrombolytic therapy 06/01/2010 (20.8%)
Thrombolytic medications are approved for the immediate treatment of stroke and heart attack . The most commonly used drug for thrombolytic therapy is tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), but other drugs can do the same thing.
Multimedia Health Encyclopedia Spinal muscular atrophy 03/09/2010 (19.2%)
Werdnig-Hoffmann disease Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a collection of different muscle diseases. Grouped together, it is the second leading cause of neuromuscular disease. Most of the time, a person must get the defective gene from both parents to be affected.
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