At Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Neuroscience Institute, our surgeons are known around the world for their expertise in treating brain tumors. Using personalized treatment plans and innovative surgeries, we help provide patients significant symptom relief so they can return to their daily activities.
A benign brain tumor is a noncancerous mass that develops inside the brain. At AHN, our physicians expertly diagnose and treat many types of benign brain tumors, as well as skull base tumors (tumors that grow at the base of the brain):
A benign brain tumor can cause a wide range of symptoms, or no symptoms at all, depending on its characteristics and location.
The symptoms of benign brain tumors are similar to those of malignant brain tumors. They include:
Our brain tumor specialists expertly diagnose a range of brain tumors. Physicians often diagnose brain tumors through advanced imaging studies such as computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, which give physicians important details about a tumor’s size and location.
If your physician suspects a tumor may be cancerous, you may need to undergo further testing. AHN’s world-class cancer specialists ensure you receive a precise diagnosis and the most effective treatment.
Learn more about neuro-oncology care at AHN.
At AHN, physicians from different specialties work together to confirm a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your symptoms and circumstances. Our care team considers your age, overall health, and other factors when deciding which treatments will benefit you.
Your treatment plan may include one or more treatments, including: