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What are cluster headaches?

Headaches are awful. We’ve all had them and they can really put a dampener on your day. However, some headaches are worse than others; some are downright debilitating. Without warning, excruciating pain erupts on one side of the head, often around the eye. If this sounds familiar, you may be getting cluster headaches. Leading neurosurgeon Mr Sinan Barazi, part of the London Neurosurgery Partnership, explains.

Colloid cyst; all you need to know about this benign brain tumour

A colloid cyst is a benign brain tumour, which means it’s non-cancerous. These cysts don’t spread, but they do slowly grow in size. Due to its location in the ventricles, a colloid cyst can sometimes cause a blockage of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF). Mr Christopher Chandler talks about the symptoms of a colloid cyst and how we can treat one.

Is a cavernoma serious?

Problems with the brain are always a worrying prospect. Our brains are, in a lot of ways, who we are, containing our memories and acting as the control centres of our bodies. A cavernoma is a condition of the blood vessels that can occur in the brain or spinal cord, and can even lead to bleeding in the brain. Are they serious? Leading neurosurgeon Mr Christos Tolias has the answers.

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