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A 20-year-old female asked:

Meningiomas tumors does the lump show up on the outside of the skull? i have a lump on the back of my neck right where the skull and neck meet in the dip. on the left side. it's noticed by touch

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Inside only: Meningiomas are benign (non-cancerous) tumors of the meninges, the tissue that covers the brain. Meningiomas can only occur inside the skull. Whatever the cause of the lump you feel, it isn't a meningioma or any other kind of brain tumor. See your doctor if you remain concerned about it.
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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 58 years experience
You don't have: Meningioma , a benign tumor is intra-cranial ( in side the skull ) originates from lining membrane of skull not brain itself so you can not feel it . What you are feeling is a fatty benign tumor - lipoma , common at that location , show to your doctor .
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Response: What prompts concern of a meningioma. Bony lumps over the skull are normal. Might you benefit from visiting your doctor and getting your concerns addressed?
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Last updated Aug 21, 2020

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