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I have a history of atypical meningiomas, 2 of 4 were surgically removed & radiated, being treated now with avastin (bevacizumab).Need feedbk on the effectiveness?

I have a history of atypical meningiomas, 2 of 4  were surgically removed & radiated, being treated now with avastin (bevacizumab).Need feedbk on the effectiveness?

Malignant meningioma: Malignant meningiomas produce high levels of vascular endothelial growth factor (vegf)- this is what supports the use of avastin (bevacizumab).No clear data about the effectiveness of avastin (bevacizumab)-however a phase ii study on this topic is ongoing. At this time, the effectiveness is shown only on case reports as this one, published on clinical journal : http://annonc.Oxfordjournals.Org/content/21/12/2445.Full. D/w md. ...Read more

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Meningioma (Definition)

Meningiomas are tumors that occur in the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Most of these tumors are benign, but a small percentage can be malignant. Most people with ...Read more


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Are there any meningioma clinical trials/studies available? I have had 2 of 4 tumors removed..On avastin (bevacizumab) infusions now. 48 yr old/ black/female

Yes: There are clinical trials for meningioma. Please read here: http://clinicaltrials.Gov/ct2/results?Term=meningioma&search=search discuss with your doctor if you are a candidate for trial. ...Read more

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What its mean atypical Meningioma on cervical spine sMRI with and without contrast?

What its mean atypical  Meningioma on cervical spine sMRI with and without contrast?

See neurosurgeon: Sounds like you have a growth in neck which could threaten spinal cord. Do not waste time, see neurosurgeon ASAP. Whether conservative approach or surgery unclear from your description, but would cover all the bases regardless, as there might be considerable risk. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: meningioma?

Meningioma : Meningiomas arise from the meninges, the membranous layers surrounding the central nervous system. These tumors are usually benign in nature; however, a small percentage are malignant. Many meningiomas are asymptomatic and require no treatment other than periodic observation. Symptomatic meningiomas are typically treated with either radiosurgery or conventional surgery. ...Read more

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How serious is meningioma tumor?

How serious is meningioma tumor?

Location: Meningiomas are mostly benign tumors and curable by resection. The seriousness depends on the location that may determine the degree of difficulty of surgical removal. ...Read more

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What does calcified meningioma mean?

Just that!: Meningiomas are almost always benign tumors arising in the meninges (covering the brain) they can enlarge over time and may calcify. ...Read more

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Could neurocysticercosis ever be mistaken for a meningioma?

Unlikely: Not uncommonly neurocysticercosis has multiple abnormalities on mri. Can be mistaken with pituitary tumors because they can cause endocrine changes. There are several things in the differential diagnosis. CSF analysis is important as long as there is not a lot of edema on mri. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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