The Possibility Of A Brain Tumor Reappearing After Surgery?

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Why do tumors come back even after surgery?

1 Answer:

Hi Aiman,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Brain tumors arise due to excessive and uncontrolled growth of brain cells. There are many types of tumors that can grow in the brain, some are benign, some are malignant. Need to clarify first, what kind of brain tumor do you mean? So, what kind of surgery was done before? What complaints are felt by the patient at this time?

Here are some examples of brain tumors:

Glioma Meningioma Hemangioblastoma Acoustic neuroma Pituitary adenoma Craniopharyngioma Medulloblastoma Primitive neuroectodermal tumor Germ cell tumor Brain cancer (malignant tumor) Treatment of brain tumors can be done through various procedures, according to the type of tumor, location, metastasis, and so on. One treatment that can be done is surgery, which removes the tumor without damaging the surrounding brain tissue. This condition is done through a craniotomy process, namely the opening of the skull.

After surgery, no one can guarantee that the tumor cells will be completely clean. The potential for tumor cells to reappear is certainly there. Therefore, in order to minimize the recurrence of tumor cells after surgery, doctors will generally combine this treatment with other treatment modalities, such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and so on.

Given the limited information you provide, we recommend that you consult directly with a neurosurgeon specialist for a more complete explanation.

I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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