The designation “brain tumor” is commonly applied to a wide variety of intracranial mass lesions, each distinct in their location, biology, treatment, and prognosis. Since many of these lesions do not arise from brain parenchyma, the more appropriate term would be “intracranial tumors”. Since the category encompasses both neoplasms and non-neoplastic mass lesions, the word “tumor” is used in its broadest sense, indicating a space-occupying mass.
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