Clinical manifestation of central nervous system tumor.

  title={Clinical manifestation of central nervous system tumor.},
  author={Soha Abdu Alomar},
  journal={Seminars in diagnostic pathology},
  volume={27 2},
Tumors of the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system, CNS) are rare when compared with other sites and other diseases that can affect the length of an individual's life. However, about 20,000 new cases of primary CNS tumors are diagnosed in the United States each year, not an insignificant number. The CNS is "locked" inside a rigid and nonexpandable calvarium (except in newborns and young children); therefore, any new growths (primary or secondary) can only grow at the expense of the… CONTINUE READING