13 Types of Brain Tumors [SCIENTIFIC IMAGES]

Hemangioblastomas

CT scan showing a hemangioblastoma in the cerebellum
CT scan showing a hemangioblastoma in the cerebellum

These are tumors growing from blood vessels, they are very difficult to treat, but luckily enough they grow very slowly and are usually benign. Hemangioblastomas may appear in different areas of the brain, and depending on their location they would give out a series of signs and symptoms.

They are related to a genetic condition called Hippel-Lindau disease, which is a cause of vascular abnormalities throughout the body. When patients have hemangioblastomas caused by this genetic condition, they are likely to get a new tumor after surgery, and when that happens, chemotherapy might be considered as another option.