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Brain tumours


Brain tumours may be malignant or benign. The symptoms caused by tumours vary depending on which part of the central nervous system the tumour is located in. The first symptom can be e.g. epileptic seizure, paralysis or any other neurological symptom.

Brain tumours are diagnosed by imaging. At operation, a sample (biopsy) of the tumour is taken. The sample is examined by a pathologist. Assessment of the type of tumour is very important with regard to subsequent treatment decisions.

Treatments for brain tumours include monitoring, surgery and, if necessary, radiation treatment and chemotherapy. The treatment plan is often individual.

Treatment facilities

Neurosurgical Outpatient Clinic

At the Neurosurgical Outpatient Clinic we diagnose surgical conditions of the central nervous system and spine and plan the management and surgery of…

Neurosurgical inpatient ward

We provide high-quality, efficacious treatment of surgical diseases of the central nervous system, skull and skeleton. Patients are referred to the ward…

Neurocenter Outpatient Clinic, Turunmaa hospital

We are responsible for the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of patients with neurological conditions and brain injuries involving persons over the age of…