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Primary brain tumor

Primary brain tumor

Overview

A primary brain tumor is a mass created by the growth or uncontrolled proliferation of cells in the brain.

Review Date 7/29/2017

Updated by: Adam S. Levy, MD, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, The Children's Hospital at Montefiore, Bronx, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.