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Frontal Convexity Meningioma
A CAT scan and found a meningioma and the right frontal paramedian convexity. I've been having headaches and speech problems with nausea and numbness?
What is considered a large meningioma? At what point is surgery justified? Just found out I have 2. Frontal is 2.8x2.6x3.4. Top of head is 2.6.
Other features: Are they easy to get to? Are there symptoms related to their presence? How much? I suppose there is some reason that they found them, since the advanced imaging studies are not done on a whim. If you are uncomfortable with the first recommendation get a second opinion from a doc in another town. ...Read more
MRI concluded moderate ischaemic changes for 53 yr old. 1cm right frontal meningioma. Will this continue to grow over time?
Meningioma: Just close follow up will answer your question ...Read more
What is a ossified lesion with a benign osteoma or old calcified meningioma in the r frontal region of my brain?
Benign brain lesions: These are benign. In other words, not malignant lesions and do not require treatment unless you have significant symptoms. Ossified means there is some bony part to it or it has solidified / no longer fluid. ...Read more
Hi I have got brain tumor (meningioma)frontal lob size 18.7mm, how much %the operation will be sucessful?
Depends: This depends on your definition of success. It is probably a near 100% chance that the surgery can be done safely and that you will have no neurologic sequelae with a small convexity frontal lobe tumor. The risks of infection are about 3-5%. The risk of recurrence depends on the extent of resection and the pathology of the tumor. Not all meningiomas are the same-some are atypical, some aggressive. ...Read more
2 years ago MRi diagnosed a small right frontal lobe calcified meningioma, follow up showed no change. Recent MRI couldn’t detect it. Can it be gone?
Unlikely.: If it was very small and completely calcified it may be difficult to detect if the technical parameters of the scan were different. ...Read more
Would radiation treatment work on a 5.9x4.1x4.2cm left frontal lobe meningioma (benign or malignant)?
A large tumor: A tumor of this size may be causing symptoms and serious consideration of surgical resection should be undertaken by a skilled neurosurgeon. Only if an excellent surgeon has recommended against surgery or the patient has serious medical problems would I advise radiation treatments in a large tumor like this. ...Read more
Frontal lobe meningioma removed 3mths ago still have a parasagittal down center of brain. No symptoms but 3.8. Need removed? Iswrapped carotid, Scared
VERY complex questin: You're literally asking whether or not brain surgery is recommended for your condition. That answer will take up more than 400 characters. Use HealthTap Prime or ask a neurosurgeon who knows your condition well - perhaps the surgeon who performed the removal 3 months ago. How did that surgery go? What risks did it pose? Without knowing your condition better, it's hard to make a recommendation ...Read more
What should follow up be for 1 CM left frontal lobe meningeoma be. Tumor discovered on MRI feb. 2012 after episodes of dizzy spells. Had f/u MRI in au?
I have a stable meningioma that is about. 75” big in the front convexity type. When I had a follow up MRI for the meningioma (which is still stable) i?
Repeat MRI 1 year.: Most small, stable (not growing bigger), and asymptomatic (not causing any pain or neurological dysfunction like weakness, seizures, etc) meningiomas may be followed clinically and radiologically. The follow up decreases if patient is asymptomatic and meningioma is stable on multiple mri. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes: All abnormal growths in the brain are serious. A meningioma is brain tumor that can vary from very mild to very severe. Some are very slow growing and depending on the patient's age and risks for surgery "might" not be removed. Most are removed, simply because the earlier one can be removed the less the chance it could grow so big as to kill someone. That is too simplistic an answer. ...Read more
Imaging studies: The only way to truly diagnose a meningioma is by imaging studies, of which an MRI with contrast is the most reliable. The most important thing to realize, however, is that tissue diagnosis (by way of a biopsy or resection) is the only 100% reliable way to diagnose tumor types and also helps to determine their aggressiveness (grade). ...Read more
These are tumors that arise from the lining outside the brain.
They are almost always benign although some studies say up to 10% can become malignant. They start early and grow- some a little, some a lot. They are found frequently in older people without needing any treatment. Your baby may have one but unless it is large, watching it is best. ...Read more
They are benign: Meningiomas are mostly benign tumors of the meninges (membrane that covers the brain surface). The tumor can be easily removed in nearly all cases. So get your surgery done and hopefully you will not have a problem again. Sometimes radiotherapy is recommended after surgery in case there is incomplete resection of the tumor. ...Read more
They are diff. Tumors:
Schwannoma - a neoplasm originating from schwann cells (of the myelin sheath) of peripheral or sympathetic neurons, or from various cranial nerves, particularly the eighth cranial nerve; schwannomas include neurofibromas and neurilemomas.
A meningioma is a tumor that arises from the meninges — the membranes that surround your brain. ...Read more
Meningiomas: A complex question as complications are related to location of the tumor, size of the tumor, and surgical accessibility - all of these queries should discussed with the surgeon considering the surgeon. ...Read more
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
A microscope.: Meningiomas have a very characteristic appearance on brain scans. If they are surgically removed, a pathologist will look at the tissue under a microscope to make the final diagnosis. Sometimes they don't require removal. ...Read more
Mucoperiosteal thickening (applying to post meningioma resection) what does this mean and affects?
Meningioma: Discuss with the neurosurgeon. Mucoperiosteal thickening is usually due to infection or inflammation of the nasal sinuses. Is this a separate issue or does the meningioma extend into the sinuses? Did removal of the tumor lead to a skull defect and drainage of cerebrospinal fluid. ...Read more
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