Where/what is Seve's tumor?
October 23, 2008 9:22 AM   Subscribe

My Google-fu is failing me. I'm looking for the details of the type of Seve Ballesteros' tumor and its location within the brain.

Poor Seve Ballesteros is scheduled to undergo a third brain surgery tomorrow, due to complications from his first two. I know three people who have had open craniotomy surgeries. We were talking about where and what his tumor is and we've had no luck with Google. I found the press releases saying it's "deep in the brain" and "malignant" but to a brain patient these are fairly generic terms. Has anyone seen details regarding brain anatomy or the type of tumor for which he's being treated?
posted by toastedbeagle to Health & Fitness (4 answers total)
According to this, his tumor was classified as an oligoastrocytoma, "a type that affects cells that cover and protect the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord".
posted by jaimev at 9:59 AM on October 23, 2008

This is best searched for within Google News. Here is a search in News for "Ballesteros tumor".
posted by davcoo at 11:00 AM on October 23, 2008

Response by poster: Thanks jaimev. Davcoo, I do know how to use Google. My problem is that I'm finding 5,000 golf articles referencing the same press release and none with specifics regarding the anatomy of the brain.
posted by toastedbeagle at 1:20 PM on October 23, 2008

Are you sure that that specific information is on-line? It seems unlikely that the patient, his family and doctors would choose to release it to you.
posted by JimN2TAW at 2:28 PM on October 23, 2008

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