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Understanding the Disease

TSC-related brain tumors

TSC CAN CAUSE A TYPE OF BRAIN TUMOR CALLED SUBEPENDYMAL GIANT CELL ASTROCYTOMA (SEGA)

SEGAs usually develop during childhood but they can also occur later. 

SEGAs CAN LEAD TO:

  • Headaches
  • Visual problems
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Frequent/severe seizures
  • Neurologic and behavior problems

 

SEGAs USUALLY FORM IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BRAIN

  • Here they may block the flow of fluid between the brain and spinal column 
  • The blockage can increase pressure in the brain, leading to serious complications