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Neuropathology is the study of diseases of the eyes and of the nervous system, which includes the:
Diseases affecting the nervous system can cause:
Imaging tests like brain scans can often show doctors where these symptoms are coming from, but, in some cases, a tissue sample is necessary to diagnose a neurological disease.
Neuropathologists are extensively trained in examining tissues of the nervous system.
They examine radiologic studies along with the tissue samples to determine whether the abnormal tissue is a tumor or whether it shows evidence of a disease that mimics a tumor.
Neuropathologists also analyze:
Neuropathologists also assist in neurological research efforts that use tissue samples to understand these diseases.
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