Specialized Intraventricular Tumor Care
At AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute, we do more than treat your condition. Our compassionate and experienced team will be by your side from diagnosis to treatment, delivering specialized care for your body, mind and spirit.
Making Sense of Your Intraventricular Tumor Diagnosis
It can be difficult to understand the many medical terms and treatment options when you first discover you or a loved one has an intraventricular tumor. That’s why we’re here to ease your worries, answer your questions and address your concerns.
What Is an Intraventricular Tumor?
Intraventricular tumors are benign and begin in the hollow areas of the brain (ventricles). These spaces are filled with cerebrospinal fluid, which is a clear fluid that helps surround and cushion the brain and spinal cord. An intraventricular tumor can stop the cerebrospinal fluid from flowing freely between ventricles, creating buildup in the skull.
There are several types of intraventricular tumors, including:
- Central neurocytomas
- Choroid plexus tumors
- Colloid cysts
- Subependymal giant cell astrocytomas (SEGA)
What Are the Symptoms of an Intraventricular Tumor?
Intraventricular tumor symptoms can vary based on the tumor’s size and location, as well as the area of the brain impacted. The most common symptoms include:
- Memory problems
- Personality changes
- Speech problems
- Weakness or loss of sensation in the arms or legs
- Vision issues
How Is an Intraventricular Tumor Diagnosed?
Your primary care physician or neurologist will refer you to a neurosurgeon if an intraventricular tumor is suspected. Imaging tests — a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or a computed tomography (CT) scan — can help doctors make an intraventricular tumor diagnosis by identifying the presence, size and location of a brain tumor.
How Is an Intraventricular Tumor Treated?
Intraventricular tumor treatment usually involves surgery, but advances in care deliver more minimally invasive options to patients than ever before. Minimally invasive procedures offer fewer risks, faster recovery and better outcomes.
Your surgeon will discuss the best surgical approach for you. We offer several types of minimally invasive surgeries, including:
- Brain port surgery
- Endoscopic brain surgery
- Endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery
- Endoscopic microvascular decompression
- Gamma Knife®
- Neuroendovascular surgery
Learn More About Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery
Specialized Care for Intraventricular Tumors
Close to Home
When you’re facing an intraventricular tumor diagnosis, you want an experienced, compassionate team by your side. That’s what you’ll find at AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute. Our entire team is dedicated to healing your body, mind and spirit.