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what does it mean on a radiology report that says appears to be a meningioma in the absence of any known risk factors ?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Consult neurosurgeon: Take it that you have meningioma, unless proven otherwise. There are no specific risk factors for meningioma. Most of the meningiomas are benign and can be cured by surgery.

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A 24-year-old member asked:

What are the medicines available to treat headaches caused by meningiomas?

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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine 28 years experience
They don't usually : Meningiomas are benign (not cancerous) slow growing tumors within the skull. They sometimes can get large enough to push aside normal structures. In those cases they are sometimes removed or treated with radiation. It's unlikely that the meningioma is the cause of the headache, however. You should see a doctor about the headaches.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

How long does surgery for a meningioma take?

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Dr. Mark Eisenberg
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
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.
A 23-year-old member asked:

Is depression a common side effect of having a meningioma?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Yes: Depression or "adjustment disorder" is common with any cancer diagnosis. Also treatments, frequent doctor visits, and the effect on friends and family can lead to depression. Brain tumors may also involve actual brain functions as well. A support network of friends, family, medical team and counselors is helpful.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What is a calcified meningioma?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
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 pattern and get calcified over time. This is picked up on a ct scan or other tests as "calcified" menigioma by the appearance.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Alternative medicines like homeopathy for meningioma?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Meningioma: Meningioma is usually a slow-growing, benign tumor of the protective coverings of the brain/spinal cord. They can be found incidentally on MRI scans -- and unless pressing on other structures, they're usually observed rather than operated upon. I do know of cases where homeopathy has seemed to resolve such tumors. It requires astute, complete casetaking by a skilled professional homeopath.

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