Subdural Hematoma

Subdural Hematoma Home » Brain Subdural Hematoma & Traumatic Brain Injury General Overview & Treatment Subdural hematoma is a type of traumatic brain injury that causes blood vessels within the skull to burst and leak blood. As this blood pools between the covering and surface of the brain, it can spread rapidly and exert dangerous…

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Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus Home » Brain Hydrocephalus (Water on the Brain) Abnormal Fluid Accumulation Hydrocephalus, or “water on the brain,” is a condition caused by a buildup of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the skull. In a healthy person, CSF circulates around the brain and spinal cord, supplying nutrients, removing waste, cushioning the brain and regulating brain pressure.…

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Pituitary Tumors & Adenomas

Pituitary Tumors & Adenomas Home » Brain Pituitary Tumors & Adenomas Symptoms & Treatment of Endocrine Disruption The pituitary is a pea-sized endocrine gland located in the brain, just behind the bridge of the nose. This small gland secretes hormones required by various organs in the body, and it also directs other glands like the…

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Glossopharyngeal

Glossopharyngeal Home » Brain General Overview & Treatment Glossopharyngeal neuralgia (GPN) is a condition characterized by recurring episodes of severe pain in the tongue, throat, ear and area near the tonsils. These painful episodes may be brief and intermittent, lasting from a few seconds to a few minutes—but the pain is excruciating. The condition is…

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Occipital

Occipital Home » Brain Occipital Neuralgia General Overview & Treatment Occipital neuralgia is a specific type of headache distinguished by chronic pain that throbs, pulses and sends electric-like shocks through one or both sides of the head. It is caused by irritation of the greater occipital nerves found on each side of the head. These nerves…

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Trigeminal

Trigeminal Home » Brain Trigeminal Neuralgia (Tic Douloureux) World-Class Diagnosis & Treatment Trigeminal neuralgia, also known as tic douloureux, is a chronic pain condition causing recurrent episodes of extreme, sporadic burning or electric shock-like pain. Pain typically occurs in the lower face and jaw, but it can affect the area around the nose and above…

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Neuralgia

Neuralgia Home » Brain Neuralgias & Facial Pain Pain from Cranial Nerve Compression Neuralgia refers to a variety of vascular compression syndromes that cause nerve dysfunction and result in sharp, shooting pain radiating along the length of the affected nerve. This pain may be steady or intermittent and usually is limited to one area of…

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Meningioma

Meningioma Home » Brain Meningioma Tumors Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment A brain tumor diagnosis can feel overwhelming, but the surgeons at Princeton Brain & Spine are recognized for their skilled, patient-centered care. From diagnosis through treatment, our clinicians take ample time to educate and support patients while offering advanced treatment options that minimize risk and…

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Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis

Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis Home » Brain Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis General Overview & Treatment Leptomeningeal carcinomatosis (LC) occurs when cancer cells enter the cerebrospinal fluid and spread quickly throughout the nervous system. Once considered a rare complication of cancer or cancer relapse, the disorder is now more frequently identified since cancer patients are living longer and diagnostics have…

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Concussion & Head Injury

Concussion & Head Injury Home » Brain Concussion & Traumatic Brain Injury Diagnosis, Management & Treatment A concussion is the result of a traumatic injury that causes the brain to move violently in the skull, damaging cells and impairing brain function. Falls, blows to the head, auto and bike accidents and sports injuries often produce concussions,…

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