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Causes of brain tumor?

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garganushka4 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted October 12, 2012 at 10:19 AM via web

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Causes of brain tumor?

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naldskee27 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Honors

Posted November 2, 2012 at 11:47 AM (Answer #1)

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Let's define first what is brain tumor-pertains to a group of similar cells that has abnormal cell division and growth patterns and develop into a mass of cells that microscopically do not have the appearance and characters of a cancer. The cause of brain tumor are the following:

1. meningioma-or a tumor occuring from the membrane covering the spinal cord and brain.

2. pituitary adenomas-a type of tumor arising from the  pituitary gland.

3.craniopharyngioma- a type of tumor that has a cystic  cell remnants of Rathke's pouch (nasopharynx)

4. schwannoma (also known as acoustic neuroma) - it is a type of tumor in the 8th cranial nerve arising from Schwann cells (insulating cells of the nervous system);

5. choroid plexus papilloma -choroid plexus tissue or the tissue responsible for the production of cerebrospinal fluid mass that primarily responsible in  blocking CSF fluid floW, and it is more common among children.


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