Epilepsy and brain tumors.

  title={Epilepsy and brain tumors.},
  author={Roberta Rud{\`a} and Elisa Trevisan and Riccardo Soffietti},
  journal={Current opinion in oncology},
  volume={22 6},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW To present an overview of the recent findings in pathophysiology and management of epileptic seizures in patients with brain tumors. RECENT FINDINGS Low-grade gliomas are the most epileptogenic brain tumors. Regarding pathophysiology, the role of peritumoral changes [hypoxia and acidosis, blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption, increase or decrease of neurotransmitters and receptors] are of increasing importance. Tumor-associated epilepsy and tumor growth could have some… CONTINUE READING

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