Of course, we know that a patient with a brain tumor suffers from headache. But that does not mean that every headache indicates a brain tumor. This possibility is actually very, very low. However, if one or more of the following complaints are associated with the headache; such as nausea and vomiting in the morning with an empty stomach, imbalance, weakness in the arm or leg, fainting, etc., are present; then the patient must consult a neurosurgeon without ever losing time.
Examinations such as CT (computerized tomography), MR (magnetic resonance), EEG (electroencephalography), PET (positron emission tomography) and DSA (digital cerebral angiography); all of which are made with high technology devices will reveal both the presence of a brain tumor, and very important information that will guide the neurosurgeon through the planning process for the surgery.