What're the complications of brain tumor?
Brain tumors can be extremely serious, even when noncancerous. A non-malignant brain tumor can do damage as it grows bigger within the rigid skull and starts pressing on the brain. The specific effects of tumors on the brain can causes seizures, mental changes, and mood, personality, and emotional changes. Such effects can be devastating to the patient
and the caregivers. A number of treatments are available that help alleviate these complications, and patients and family members should discuss these with their physician.
Depending on its size and location, a brain tumor can cause temporary or permanent brain damage. The brain is divided into different parts that are responsible for a variety of functions. For example, the front part of the brain (frontal lobe) is responsible for helping you think and managing motor skills. A brain tumor in the frontal lobe may press on or invade brain tissue in this area, resulting in learning or memory difficulties. It may also make talking or walking difficult. A brain tumor in the part of the brain called the occipital lobe - located in the back of the head - can result in vision problems because that area of the brain controls your ability to see and comprehend what you see.
Brain tumors may lead to an emergency complication known as hydrocephalus, which is the buildup of fluid in and around your brain. This occurs when a tumor blocks the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in and around your brain, causing fluid to build up within the confined spaces of your skull. This buildup can create pressure on delicate brain structures. The fluid must be drained to relieve pressure and reduce the risk of brain injury. Another emergency situation that can be caused by brain tumors is bleeding in the brain. This may require emergency medical treatment.