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Severe headaches. Done brain scan. What could be the reason?

I ve had a brain scan to investigate the cause of some severe headaches . The doctor has pointed out a small ( pea-sized ) shadow near the top of my skull , above and to the left of my left eye. He originally thought it was a brain tumour but is now investigating other options according to a phone call today. What are the other options ?
Asked On : Sat, 4 Aug 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted your symptoms as well as brain scan findings.

The description provided by you is very sketchy and it would be good to see the pictures of the scan to arrive a diagnosis.

Pea-sized lesions in the brain could be due to infections, vascular malformations and tumours.

If you have not done MRI scan of brain, you should get it done for more clarity.

I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, India
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Answered: Sat, 26 Apr 2014
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