A 46-year-old female asked:
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hi i have got brain tumor (meningioma)size about 18.7mm , some doctors advice me to go for surgery and one doctor advice not to go till become bigge.

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Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Location , location: Meningiomas are benign tumors , that is good part of the news , bad part as they do grow , they do damage to surrounding vital part of brain as there is no space inside cranium . Due to great equipment , and phenomenal current generation of neurosurgeons , now surgery is safe , you have some thing that do not belong there, now you decide , seek the best help.
Answered on Nov 3, 2016
Dr. Uresh Patel
33 years experience Radiology
Depends: Depends where it is and what structures its affecting.
Answered on Jul 29, 2013
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Challenging: You might very well want to extract due to your age, but a small tumor could be followed by repetitive mri's every 6 months. Indication is best discerned based on location and potential future risks. Might check with neurosurgery at your local medical school.
Answered on May 19, 2013

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