By Virginia Stark-Vance
Even if you??re a newly clinically determined mind tumor sufferer, a survivor, or a pal or relative of both, this booklet bargains support. the second one version of a hundred Questions & solutions approximately mind Tumors keeps a similar doctor-patient collaboration, offering authoritative, useful solutions for your questions concerning diagnostic checking out, therapies, scientific trials, and masses extra. Dr. Stark-Vance and M.L. Dubay speak about the most recent mind tumor remedies, together with the recent anti-angiogenesis medicines and mind tumor vaccines. New illustrations during the e-book, from pathology to puppy scans, aid the reader achieve a transparent realizing of ways mind tumors vary and why those ameliorations are vital in making remedy judgements. a hundred Questions & solutions approximately mind Tumors, moment version is a useful source for an individual dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of this scary disorder.
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12. Sensation: Can the patient perceive light touch, temperature, position, vibration, and pain? Mini-Mental Status Examination A brief verbal and written examination that tests orientation, memory, calculation, language, and figure drawing on a 30-point scale. ” Nothing could be further from the truth! What could possibly be more important than verifying that the most important organ that we possess is functioning correctly? Clearly, you would not buy a car without taking it for a test drive and checking the performance of its engine.
Many of the cranial nerves, the nerves that provide motor and sensory function to the eyes, mouth, tongue, neck, and shoulders arise from the brainstem. The brainstem is continuous with the spinal cord, separated by the foramen magnum, the large hole at the base of the skull. The cerebral hemispheres make up the largest mass of the CNS, and most of the primary brain tumors affecting adults occur in this area. In children, primary brain tumors more often affect the cerebellum and brainstem. Spinal cord tumors are relatively uncommon in both age groups.
QXP 1/11/10 4:41 PM Page 6 100 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT BRAIN TUMORS DIENCEPHALON Hypothalamus Thalamus CEREBRUM Meninges Corpus callosum Skull BRAINSTEM Midbrain CEREBELLUM Pons Medulla Spinal cord Figure 2 The central nervous system, including the three major sections of the brain—the cerebrum, the cerebellum, the brainstem—and the spinal cord. Cerebellum Part of the brain located at the back of the head, under the cerebrum, and in back of the brainstem. Controls balance and coordination, affecting movements of the same side of the body.