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Hospitals and medical centers who have Neuroncologyspecialists.

Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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Neuroncology is available at Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Rambam Medical Center

The Department of Neurology diagnoses and treats diseases of the nervous system, including disorders of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, neuro-muscular junction, and muscle.

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Neuroncology is available at Rambam Medical Center

Vithas Xanit International Hospital

At Vithas Xanit International Hospital, we tackle the area of Neurosciences across all disciplines to cover all fields.

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Neuroncology is available at Vithas Xanit International Hospital

HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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Neuroncology is available at HM Hospitales

Gleneagles Global Hospitals

The Department of Neurology from the Gleneagles Global Hospitals is committed to integrate its medical expertise in providing the latest and the world-class neurological care and treatment to the people present all over India.

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Neuroncology is available at Global Hospitals Chennai

Medipol Mega University Hospital

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

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Neuroncology is available at Medipol Mega University Hospital

Hygeia Hospital

The clinic uses a multidisciplinary approach to provide a complete range of services for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with neurological disorders.

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Neuroncology is available at Hygeia Hospital Athens

Hospital Ruber Internacional

The faculty has expertise in all of the major subspecialty areas in Neurology, including multiple sclerosis, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, vascular cognitive impairment, epilepsy, movement disorders and others.

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Neuroncology is available at Hospital Ruber Internacional

Clinica La Luz

The Neurology Service of the Hospital La Luz is formed by a group of professionals qualified in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the nervous system .

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Neuroncology is available at Clinica La Luz

Hospital Universitario HM Montepríncipe

The Department of Neurology has neurologists that specialize in diagnostic testing that employs electrophysiology and neuropathology.

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Neuroncology is available at Hospital Universitario HM Montepríncipe

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About Neuroncology

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What is Neuroncology?

This is a subspecialty of medicine that studies the brain and spinal cord neoplasms. These neoplasms are typically dangerous and life threatening. Cancer spreads to the nervous system brain metastasis, compression or direct invasion. Compression from continuous tissues or direct invasion relates to the proximity of the nervous system to other structures such as the lumbosacral plexus, brachial plexus, cranium, base of the skull, vertebral neuroforamina, and pelvic bones.


Risk factors include:
  • Histology
  • Tumor location
  • Blood-brain barrier disruption

Symptoms of Neuroncological conditions include:
  • Visual impairment
  • Tissue destruction
  • Local brain infiltration
  • Increased intracranial pressure
  • Cerebral edema

Types of neuroncology tumors
  • Primary tumors
  • Malignant astrocytomas
  • Other astrocytomas
  • Glioma
  • Pituitary region tumors
  • Brain stem gliomas
  • Germ cell and pineal region tumors
  • Meningiomas and other meningeal tumors
  • Medulloblastoma and other primitive neuroectodermal tumors
  • Oligodendrogliomas: these include anaplastic oligodendroglioma, low-grade oligodendroglioma, and oligoastrocytoma.
  • Tumors of the optic nerve and chiasm
  • Primary spinal cord tumors
  • Primary central nervous system lymphoma
  • Glioblastoma multiforme
  • Ependymoma
  • Pontine glioma
  • Brain stem tumors
  • Neuroepithelial tumors
  • Nerve sheath tumors such as schwannoma, neurofibroma

Metastatic Tumors of the Central Nervous System
  • Intracranial Metastasi: There are three types of intracranial metastasis namely brain metastasis, leptomeningeal metastasis, and dural metastasis.
  • Brain metastasis: It can be single or multiple and it involves any part of the brain
  • Leptomeningeal metastasis: It is commonly a result of lung, breast or melanoma primary tumors
  • Dural metastasis: It is due to direct invasion or hematogenous spread from a contagious bone
  • Skull Metastasis: There are two types of skull metastases depending on the general site namely skull base and calvarium. Metastases to the calvarium are usually asymptomatic. Due to the close proximity to vascular structures and cranial nerves, metastases to the skull are symptomatic.
  • Spinal Metastasis: The spine is usually affected by the metastatic disease which involves the epidural space. This generally occurs as an invasion of paravertebral masses through a neuroforaminal or direct invasion from a vertebral body. Management or treatment of spinal cord metastases is determined by the overall status of the patient’s cancer and if the metastasis is causing epidural spinal cord compression.

Diagnostic procedures
  • Diagnostic Imaging of the Brain and Spinal Cord: Common imaging studies used in neuroncology include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as well as computed tomography (CT). Other imaging techniques used are positron emission tomography (PET), myelography and diagnostic angiography.
  • Lumbar Puncture (LP) and Cerebrospinal Fluid Analysis (CSF): These tests are used for the evaluation of some metastatic conditions, primary tumors and neurologic complications due to cancer.
  • Pathologic Diagnosis: This uses biopsies which are surgically obtained to make a histologic diagnosis.

Commonly used treatments in neuroncology
  • Radiotherapy: This treatment uses ionizing radiation to control or kill malignant cancer cells.
  • Chemotherapy: This is a type of cancer treatment that uses drugs to kill cancer cells.
  • Corticosteroids
  • Neurosurgical Interventions

Neurologic complications of cancer
  • Neuroncological conditions can cause the following complications.
  • Complications of cancer therapy such as neuropathies related to chemotherapy
  • Seizures related to cancer
  • Paraneoplastic Syndromes such as myasthenia gravis, limbic encephalitis
  • Opportunistic Infections
  • Stroke in Cancer Patients

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