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What the difference between schwannoma and meningioma

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Very different: Schwannomas are tumors of the nerve sheaths and are located outside the brain. Meningiomas are tumors of the lining of the brain and the spinal cord a ... Read More

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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
36 years experience Neurosurgery
More benign: Epidermoids ate slower growing are have less chance of malignant transformation than meningiomas.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilene Ruhoy
20 years experience Neurology
Hard but possible: Agree it can be difficult. Important: where are the tumors? Their location in the brain can tell where you may feel weakness or sensory deficits. MG w ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience 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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Calcium deposits: Menigioams are typically non-cancerous tumors of the lining of the brain and spinal cord. The tumor cells arange themselves ina a concentria whorl pat ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Location: Meningiomas are mostly benign tumors and curable by resection. The seriousness depends on the location that may determine the degree of difficulty of ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
Just that!: Meningiomas are almost always benign tumors arising in the meninges (covering the brain) they can enlarge over time and may calcify.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends: It entirely depends upon the location of the meningioma. It may take only a few hours or can take 12 to 15 hours depending upon its location.
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Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
No: Most meningioma patients have no symptoms. A few will have headaches and possibly seizures if the meningioma is large enough. They are often present ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No specific age: There is no specific age cutoff for surgery. A person's underlying health and the site of the meningioma dictate whether or not surgery can or should ... Read More
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