Primary Brain Tumors

This information is useful for children, adults, and older adults
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Why Yale Medicine?
  • The only center in Connecticut with a high powered, 3-Tesla MRI in the operating room; also, the only one in New England with intraoperative angiography capabilities
  • A neurosurgery team solely dedicated to performing brain tumor surgery
  • The most up-to-date standard of care for patients with brain tumors, plus we conduct cutting-edge research into the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors, allowing for more precise and personalized treatment

Brain cells can sometimes divide uncontrollably to form a tumor within the brain, the covering of the brain, or on the nerves in the brain. This type of tumor is called a primary brain tumor and is different rom secondary brain tumors, or those that occur by the spread (or metastasis) of tumors from other organs in the body. 

Whether benign (noncancerous) or malignant (cancerous), all patients with brain tumors require immediate attention. At Yale Medicine, our experienced doctors use their expertise and state-of-the-art equipment to diagnose, manage and treat brain tumors.