August 27, 2022

AUG 27, organic brain poetry: frontal meningioma


FRONTAL MENGIOMA


In the frontal lobes, meningioma

Presses on, slowly grows in its stroma.

Bizarre thoughts are expressed,
Vicious acts unredressed —
Symptoms med students learn pre-diploma.

stroma: connective tissue that supports normal body structures and, on occasion, abnormal growths

Meningioma is a not-uncommon slowly growing benign tumor within the cranium. Pressure on adjacent portions of normal brain induce neurological symptoms. When the tumor is located in the frontal cortex, neuropsychiatric manifestations may include bizarre thoughts, frequently paranoid, and unrepressed behavior. Fortunately, the tumors, when suspected, are readily diagnosed on neuro-imaging studies, and surgical therapy is often curative.

Brain tumours account for only a small portion of patients suffering such neuropsychiatric symptoms; however, medical practitioners frequently hope that such a correctable cause may be discovered.

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