Subependymal Giant Cell Astrocytoma (SGA)
Although benign, this brain tumor can obstruct the flow of spinal fluid and block ventricles in the brain. It is linked to tuberous sclerosis, a rare genetic disease. Symptoms include headache, seizure, nausea, weakness in arms or legs, and problems with speech, vision or memory.
Best in Care
The AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute is a state-of-the-art facility for adults and children affected by subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SGA). We specialize in minimally invasive treatments that pinpoint SGAs with millimeter accuracy so that they can be removed, allowing spinal fluid to flow normally again. Recovery times are shorter using these advanced techniques, because no incision is made.