Complications of Primary Malignant Brain Tumours

  • N. V. Todd
  • D. I. Graham


There are a large number of potential complications of malignant brain tumours (Table 5.1). These complications may arise from characteristics of the tumour itself, such as its progressive growth, its tendency to produce brain oedema, or haemorrhage within its substance. Alternatively, a complication may follow treatment of a malignant brain tumour, for example an intracerebral haematoma following tumour biopsy or leucocytopenia resulting from chemotherapy.


Malignant Glioma Glioblastoma Multiforme Malignant Brain Tumour Spinal Metastasis Primary Malignant Brain Tumour 
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