Am having too a tectal glioma, I suffer from neck pain from time to time. Am not sure if this pain come from this glioma or from my intramedullary tumor.(T11 to T4) very big.
If you can advice me how to get rid from this neck pain. Is there any type of surgery or medicin. Sometime too I feel dizyness.
I am a 35 year old female with a possible tectal glioma. I was diagnosed with hydrocephalus due to a constricted cerebral aqueduct when I was around 8 or 9 years old. When I was 32, I went to the ER complaining of a terrible headache that lasted 24 hours. A CT scan and MRI both showed that I had hydrocephalus. It was then explained that I had a tectal enlargement in my midbrain (no mention of glioma at that time. Recently, I had an X ray and MRI of my neck (for neck pain due to a chiropractic injury), and the X ray showed that my pituitary fossa was at the upper limits of normal. Another MRI was done focusing on the sella turcica (i.e. pituitary fossa). Now, I am being told that I might have a tectal glioma. I have no symptpms other than neck pain (that began after a chiropractor adjusted my neck). Is this something that I may have had my whole life, yet it is not causing any problems? I am suppose to see a neurosurgeon next week.