Tumors affecting the central nervous system
The problems discussed in this chapter are related to intracranial and spinal cord benign and malignant tumors:
• Meningiomas, Neuromas (Schwannomas), Neuricytomas, Pituitary adenomas, Craniopharyngiomas, Ependymomas
• Gliomas, Astrocytomas, Metastases from other organs
• Other rare tumors (chordoma, chondrosarcoma, teratoma, epidermoid, dermoid, etc.)
Intracranial hypertension is a common framework of intracranial tumors, with disorders ranging from headaches to disorders of consciousness. Detailed information about intracranial hypertension and the various stages of altered consciousness are provided.