Diagnosis - Neuroradiology

Pituitary tumor

Pituitary tumors are abnormal growths that develop in the pituitary gland, a pea-sized, hormone-secreting gland situated at the base of the brain and behind the nose.  Pituitary tumors may go undetected and not show any symptoms.  However, pituitary tumors may also disrupt normal hormone secretion from the pituitary gland.  This disruption to normal hormone levels may then lead numerous other conditions.  Some possible symptoms of a pituitary tumour are persistent headaches, visual disturbances, nausea, changes in appearance and problems concentrating.  Pituitary tumors are most commonly noncancerous, which means that they do not spread to other parts of the body.  Pituitary tumors may be treated in a number of ways including surgery, radiation therapy or with medications. 

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  • HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    The new HELIOS Hospital in Berlin-Buch, one of the largest new hospital complexes in Europe was opened in July 2007. With 1.100 hospital beds and 26 medical departments the new campusis state-of-the-art, maximum care hospital that provides the highest levels of medical care and comfort.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Erfurt

    HELIOS Hospital Erfurt

    With 1,240 beds, the HELIOS Hospital Erfurt is the largest hospital in the region, and in charge of providing medical care to the inhabitants of Erfurt and beyond.

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Polytrauma

Polytraumas are often caused by motor vehicle accidents. Car accidents often occur at high velocities causing several injuries. On admission to a hospital the patient immediately undergoes x-ray diagnosis of their spine, chest and their pelvis. A possible result of a polytrauma could be a fractured cervical vertebra, a fractured pelvis, or a haemothorax. It is also very common that trauma patients go straight to CT or a surgery theatre if they need immediate care and treatment.

Pseudotumor cerebri

Pseudotumor cerebri is a condition caused by increased pressure inside the skull (intracranial pressure).  Often a clear cause for this increase in pressure is not identifiable.  The symptoms of pseudotumor cerebri include headaches, nausea, vomiting and pulsating sounds inside the head.  While these symptoms are similar to those found in cases of brain tumor, in pseudotumor cerebri no tumor is present as the underlying cause (pseudotumor cerebri literally translates to “false brain tumor”).  Most commonly, pseudotumor cerebri affects obese women 20-50 years of age.  The most serious complication of pseudotumor cerebri is a loss of vision caused by increased pressure upon the optic nerve.  Weight loss and medications are often the preferred method of treatment.  In some cases of pseudotumor cerebri, surgery may also be necessary.

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Hospitals

  • HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    HELIOS Hospital Berlin Buch

    The new HELIOS Hospital in Berlin-Buch, one of the largest new hospital complexes in Europe was opened in July 2007. With 1.100 hospital beds and 26 medical departments the new campusis state-of-the-art, maximum care hospital that provides the highest levels of medical care and comfort.

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  • HELIOS Hospital Erfurt

    HELIOS Hospital Erfurt

    With 1,240 beds, the HELIOS Hospital Erfurt is the largest hospital in the region, and in charge of providing medical care to the inhabitants of Erfurt and beyond.

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