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Delay in misdiagnosis of benign tumours
Delays or misdiagnosis of benign tumours can lead to compensation claims for medical negligence. Although benign tumours tend to grow more slowly than malignant tumours, and do not usually spread to other parts of the body, they can still cause considerable damage and ill effects. This is particularly true when they are located in the brain, or near the spinal cord.
We have experience of cases of benign brain tumours that have affected parts of the brain. They can lead to blockage of the cerebrospinal fluid that circulates in the ventricles of the brain causing increased pressure. This may lead to damage including, blindness, strokes and paralysis. Examples of benign tumours that can have serious effects on the brain are craniopharyngeoma, a tumour of the pituitary gland, and meningioma, a tumour of the tissue lining the brain.
Some tumours of the spine or surrounding tissues can be categorised as benign. However, if they are located close to the spinal cord or major nerves they can cause compression and nerve injury leading to paralysis and incontinence.
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