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Neuroncology Specialists in Latin America

Hospitals and medical centers in Latin America who have Neuroncologyspecialists.

Hospital Velmar

Welcome to our Private Hospital, where a friendly and courteous team of medical specialists with a wealth of scientific knowledge and ethical standards is committed to taking care of your healthcare needs. Our goal is to provide unmatched medical care by constantly innovating and investing in the tr

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Neuroncology is available at Hospital Velmar

Hospital Médica Sur

Prestigious destination that conducts first class medical procedures.

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Neuroncology is available at Hospital Médica Sur

Hospital Country 2000

A small, private and modern general service hospital, offering a wide range of medical services, including plastic surgery, orthopedics, general surgery, oncology, infertility and pediatrics. Facilities include private rooms with a TV and phone line.

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Neuroncology is available at Hospital Country 2000

Clínica Anglo Americana

The Otoneurology laboratory is the first center specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of balance disorders (vertigo, dizziness and instability) installed in the country.

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Neuroncology is available at Clínica Anglo Americana

Hospital San Jose TecSalud

A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.

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Neuroncology is available at Hospital San Jose TecSalud

San Javier Hospital

A 73 bed private, tertiary, full service hospital. San Javier Hospital is affiliated with 3,000 specialized, board certifies physicians, and offers the full range of medical specialties.

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Neuroncology is available at San Javier Hospital

San Angel Hospital

A small, modern, private hospital, located in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, right across the Texas border. 50% of the patients come from the United States, due to the proximity to the Texas border, and to the easy access by car and by air.

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Neuroncology is available at San Angel Hospital

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About Neuroncology

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What is Neuroncology?

This is a subspecialty of medicine that studies the brain and spinal cord neoplasms. These neoplasms are typically dangerous and life threatening. Cancer spreads to the nervous system brain metastasis, compression or direct invasion. Compression from continuous tissues or direct invasion relates to the proximity of the nervous system to other structures such as the lumbosacral plexus, brachial plexus, cranium, base of the skull, vertebral neuroforamina, and pelvic bones.


Risk factors include:
  • Histology
  • Tumor location
  • Blood-brain barrier disruption

Symptoms of Neuroncological conditions include:
  • Visual impairment
  • Tissue destruction
  • Local brain infiltration
  • Increased intracranial pressure
  • Cerebral edema

Types of neuroncology tumors
  • Primary tumors
  • Malignant astrocytomas
  • Other astrocytomas
  • Glioma
  • Pituitary region tumors
  • Brain stem gliomas
  • Germ cell and pineal region tumors
  • Meningiomas and other meningeal tumors
  • Medulloblastoma and other primitive neuroectodermal tumors
  • Oligodendrogliomas: these include anaplastic oligodendroglioma, low-grade oligodendroglioma, and oligoastrocytoma.
  • Tumors of the optic nerve and chiasm
  • Primary spinal cord tumors
  • Primary central nervous system lymphoma
  • Glioblastoma multiforme
  • Ependymoma
  • Pontine glioma
  • Brain stem tumors
  • Neuroepithelial tumors
  • Nerve sheath tumors such as schwannoma, neurofibroma

Metastatic Tumors of the Central Nervous System
  • Intracranial Metastasi: There are three types of intracranial metastasis namely brain metastasis, leptomeningeal metastasis, and dural metastasis.
  • Brain metastasis: It can be single or multiple and it involves any part of the brain
  • Leptomeningeal metastasis: It is commonly a result of lung, breast or melanoma primary tumors
  • Dural metastasis: It is due to direct invasion or hematogenous spread from a contagious bone
  • Skull Metastasis: There are two types of skull metastases depending on the general site namely skull base and calvarium. Metastases to the calvarium are usually asymptomatic. Due to the close proximity to vascular structures and cranial nerves, metastases to the skull are symptomatic.
  • Spinal Metastasis: The spine is usually affected by the metastatic disease which involves the epidural space. This generally occurs as an invasion of paravertebral masses through a neuroforaminal or direct invasion from a vertebral body. Management or treatment of spinal cord metastases is determined by the overall status of the patient’s cancer and if the metastasis is causing epidural spinal cord compression.

Diagnostic procedures
  • Diagnostic Imaging of the Brain and Spinal Cord: Common imaging studies used in neuroncology include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as well as computed tomography (CT). Other imaging techniques used are positron emission tomography (PET), myelography and diagnostic angiography.
  • Lumbar Puncture (LP) and Cerebrospinal Fluid Analysis (CSF): These tests are used for the evaluation of some metastatic conditions, primary tumors and neurologic complications due to cancer.
  • Pathologic Diagnosis: This uses biopsies which are surgically obtained to make a histologic diagnosis.

Commonly used treatments in neuroncology
  • Radiotherapy: This treatment uses ionizing radiation to control or kill malignant cancer cells.
  • Chemotherapy: This is a type of cancer treatment that uses drugs to kill cancer cells.
  • Corticosteroids
  • Neurosurgical Interventions

Neurologic complications of cancer
  • Neuroncological conditions can cause the following complications.
  • Complications of cancer therapy such as neuropathies related to chemotherapy
  • Seizures related to cancer
  • Paraneoplastic Syndromes such as myasthenia gravis, limbic encephalitis
  • Opportunistic Infections
  • Stroke in Cancer Patients

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