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Brain Conditions

Miami Valley Hospital’s (MVH) Neurosciences Program is composed of a team of trusted experts who treat the following brain conditions:

Brain Hemorrhage

A brain hemorrhage is a type of stroke that occurs when bleeding disrupts brain cells:

  • Inside the brain
  • Between the layers of the brain's covering
  • Between the skull and the covering of the brain

Brain Aneurysms

A brain aneurysm is a balloon-like bulge in the wall of a brain artery. If the bulge tears and bleeds, nearby cells may be damaged. The aneurysm can occur in an artery wall that is weak or has a defect.

People of all ages can have a brain aneurysm, but they are more common in adults than in children. Women are at a slightly higher risk of developing an aneurysm than men. The seriousness of an aneurysm depends on its size and location, and on a person’s age and health. High blood pressure, heredity, and head injury are all risk factors for an aneurysm.

Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors

Brain and spinal cord tumors are abnormal growths of tissue found inside the skull or the bony spinal column. Any abnormal growth, whether benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous), can place pressure on sensitive tissues and impair function.

Symptoms of brain tumors include:

  • Headaches
  • Seizures
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Vision or hearing problems
  • Behavioral and cognitive problems
  • Motor problems
  • Balance problems

Spinal cord tumor symptoms include:

  • Pain
  • Sensory changes
  • Motor problems

Seizure Disorders

A seizure is a sudden disruption of the brain's normal electrical activity accompanied by altered consciousness and/or other neurological and behavioral symptoms. Tremors or convulsions are often part of a seizure. Epilepsy is a condition characterized by recurrent seizures.

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