Brain Stem Tumors
These tumors grow where the brain and the spinal cord (the brain stem) connect. Symptoms vary depending on the size, location and position of the tumor. As it grows, the mass puts pressure on the brain tissue and triggers symptoms such as headaches, problems with speech and swallowing, hearing loss, weakness, vision abnormalities, vomiting or behavioral changes.
Best in Care
The AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute is a state-of-the art facility for adults and children affected by brain stem tumors. We specialize in minimally invasive treatments that use laser technology to remove tumors or reduce their size. These sophisticated techniques minimize the risk of damage to critical body functions controlled by the brain stem, including breathing and swallowing.