BEACON TRANSCRIPT – A Sacramento State University student says her life has completely changed after a minor car crash that occurred at the end of February. Following the accident, the 24-year-old woman discovered that she had a thumb-size brain tumor growing behind her right year. Brain surgery could result in complete memory loss, the California student declared.
Removal of Brain Tumor Could Result in Memory Loss, Doctors Claimed
Back in February, Aimee Greene, a 24-year-old Sacramento State University student, was driving on the highway when she lost control over her car, crashing her vehicle. Neither she nor Gianni Westlake, her boyfriend sustained severe injuries during the accident.
Aimee and Gianni were taken to the hospital to be treated for normal cuts and bruises. Since the California students told the doctors that the crash knocked her unconscious, they’ve insisted on a CT scan.
When the results came back, the doctors told Aimee that she had a benign brain tumor roughly the size of a thumb. According to the woman, the tumor kept growing behind her right ear for the past year and, if not for the crash, she would have passed away in a couple of months.
The benign brain tumor, also called a choroid plexus papilloma. This type of brain tumor is quite common in small children and teen but rare in adults.
A choroid plexus papilloma, albeit not malignant, can increase the pressure inside the skull by upping the production of cerebrospinal fluid.
Greene admitted that, for several years, she experienced terrible migraines and, at times seizures. With her doctor’s consent, Aimee has returned to her studies and hopes to get her social work degree in time for her surgery.
The California student explained that the tumor removal surgery can result in spatial memory and memory loss, this being the reason why she wants to finish her studies.
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