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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Tumor in the head: Most meningiomas arise in structures that surround the brain or spinal cord. Most are benign and if a person has an intracranial mass, learning that i ... Read More
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Dr. Joseph Roosth
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: All abnormal growths in the brain are serious. A meningioma is brain tumor that can vary from very mild to very severe. Some are very slow growing a ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
32 years experience in Neurosurgery
2: The majority of meningiomas are classified at grade 1 or benign by the world health organization criteria. If there are features of more aggressive n ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharad Rajpal
18 years experience in Neurosurgery
Imaging studies: The only way to truly diagnose a meningioma is by imaging studies, of which an MRI with contrast is the most reliable. The most important thing to re ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience in Neurosurgery
Most have none: Most people have no symptoms at all. There are typical symptoms of brain tumors depending on the location of the tumor when the symptoms occur. These ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Many: The two major types are benign and malignant. However the location of even benign tumor has serious implications.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
No known cause: No certain risk factors.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
The tests for Meningioma include:: Angiography, CT of spine, CT of head, MRI of brain and spinal cord.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience in Neurology
Benign tumors: The covering of the brain is called the meninges a benign tumor of this tissue usually very slow growing is called a meningioma.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Not known: The cause for most tumors in humans are not known or obvious. It is simply an error of cell growth and cell division which leads to excess of cell pro ... Read More

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