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can a tia cause a brain tumor

my mother has had tia for some time now and made us believe they were mini strokes all these years.  now they say she a brain tumor.  she has had continuous mri and ct scan resently, never showing a tumor.  is that possible?
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Hi,
    How are you? TIA, is a transient or temporary loss of blood supply to a particular part of the brain, causing that particular neurological deficit. Where as a brain tumor is abnormal growth of cells in the brain , which compress the adjacent parts of the brain causing pressure effects.

Usually both the conditions are diagnosed by CT scan and MRI films. I think in your mother’s case, the tumor might have been very small in size or they might have mistook it to cerebral edema which happens after a TIA.

Consult a neurologist and take a second opinion in this regard.
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