Medical Definition of Brain lesions

  • Medical Author:
    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

    Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.

Brain lesions: an anatomical abnormality of any part of the brain. A brain lesion may be due to trauma or any disease that can cause inflammation, malfunction, or destruction of a brain cells or brain tissue. A lesion may be localized to one part of the brain or may be widespread. Examples of brain lesions include head injuries, tumors, vascular malformations, damage due to stroke, and damage due to inflammation resulting from infections or chronic diseases.

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Reviewed on 12/21/2018

Medically reviewed by Martin Zipser, MD; Board Certified: Surgery

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