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– a brain tumor is an abnormal mass found in the brain that results from unregulated cell growth and division.

The presence of lesions can cause:

  • compression of blood vessels
  • producing edema
  • ischemia
  • increase in intracranial pressure

GENERAL ASSESSMENT:

  • SEIZURES
  • VISUAL CHANGES
  • SYMPTOMS OF ICP

SURGICAL PROCEDURES:

  • CRANIOTOMY
  • GAMMA KNIFE SURGERY

Diagnostic Evaluation:

CT Scanning and MRI can show the location and the size of the tumor.

Intervention*

Post-op, position a pt. after a supratentorial surgery in a semi to low fowlers position.

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