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What Are Recurrent Brain Tumors? - Dr. Barba (VIDEO)

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Dr. Barba describes recurrent brain tumors.

Dr. Barba:
Recurrent brain tumors are tumors that have previously been treated and now have evidence of actually returning, and those happen very frequently with malignant brain tumors and less frequently, but occasionally with the benign tumors. It’s important to recognize when you have a recurrent brain tumor because if you can catch them early, treatment is frequently easier and has a better chance of putting you in remission. That is, getting rid of your tumor.

Common recurrent brain tumors would be glial neoplasms of the brain, glial tumors of the brain, or metastatic tumor is the more aggressive tumor, or possibly the more benign tumor such as meningioma or acoustic neuroma.

About Dr. Barba, M.D.:
Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, Dr. David Barba is a member of numerous professional societies including the San Diego Academy of Neurological Surgeons, the Western Neurological Society, and the Research Society of Neurological Surgeons. He is currently serving as associate professor in the Division of Neurological Surgery in the Department of Surgery at UCSD.


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