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A 25-year-old member asked:

what is the usual cause of a meningioma?

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Dr. Amir Faridi
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
No known cause: No certain risk factors.
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Not known: It isn't clear what causes a meningioma. It remains unknown either of genes you inherited, or things you're exposed to in your environment or a combination of both.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What are the grades of meningioma?

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Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
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 nature on the pathology slides it can be classified as a grd 2 or atypical. The carry a higher incidence of recurrence.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

What is the usual treatment for a meningioma?

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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Depends: You should be seen by a neurosurgeon, especially if you have any symptoms associated with it. Observation with close imaging follow-up may be approprate in select cases if asymptomatic. The usual treatment for the symptomatic meningioma include surgical resection, transarterial embolization and radiation.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms that are common after the removal of a meningioma?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Depends: That is dependent upon its location.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What the difference between schwannoma and meningioma?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
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 and not related to nerves at all. Schwannoimas require intial surgery for management typically while meningiomas can be removed by surgery or given radiation if no surgery is possible. Both are usually not cancerous.
A member asked:

Do doctors see a lot of patients with meningioma?

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Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: We don't always recognize the problem however, see your primary provider to further evaluate.

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