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Doctor insights on: Frontal Convexity Meningioma

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Dr. Mark Eisenberg
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Meningioma (Definition)

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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What is probable partially calcified left frontal paras agitate meningioma?

What is probable partially calcified left frontal paras agitate meningioma?

Meningioma: Just a fancy way of saying that in the brain, left frontal lobe, there is a meningioma which is a benign tumor and have some calcification in it (radiological appearance). ...Read more

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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.

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

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What is a ossified lesion with a benign osteoma or old calcified meningioma in the r frontal region of my brain?

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

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Hi I have got brain tumor (meningioma)frontal lob size 18.7mm, how much %the operation will be sucessful?

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

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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?

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

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Would radiation treatment work on a 5.9x4.1x4.2cm left frontal lobe meningioma (benign or malignant)?

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

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Frontal lobe meningioma removed 3mths ago still have a parasagittal down center of brain. No symptoms but 3.8. Need removed? Iswrapped carotid, Scared

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

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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?

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?

MRI at 1-2 years: A 1 cm meningioma of the frontal lobe region is usually followed by MRI every 1-2 years. If there are no seizures, only imaging follow-up is recommended. Dizzy spells were probably unrelated to the meningioma. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can you die from meningioma?

Can you die from meningioma?

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

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What are the tests for meningioma?

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

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What are the symptoms of meningioma?

Most have none: Most people have no symptoms at all.
There are typical symptoms of brain tumors depending on the location of the tumor when the symptoms occur.
These can include headache, nausea, visual changes and many more- again depending on the size and location of the tumor. ...Read more

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What is a calcified meningioma?

What is a calcified meningioma?

Bony-like: Meningioma is predominantly benign (~ 92%) set of tumors arising from the brain linings. They grow slowly. Some meningiomas contain cysts or calcified mineral deposits and becoming hard like a bone. ...Read more

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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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How long does surgery for a meningioma take?

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. ...Read more

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Do people with meningioma have a lot of pain?

No: Most meningioma patients have no symptoms. A few will have headaches and possibly seizures if the meningioma is large enough. They are often present for many years without difficulty and can be watched. ...Read more

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How old is too old for surgery on meningioma?

No specific age: There is no specific age cutoff for surgery. A person's underlying health and the site of the meningioma dictate whether or not surgery can or should be performed safely. ...Read more

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What is the main cause of meningioma in a baby?

What is the main cause of meningioma in a baby?

Tumor growth: 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

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How can having a benign meningioma tumor hurt you?

Depends: Even a benign meningioma can grow into a problem- pain, headaches, seizures can occur. Other symptoms may vary on the location of the tumor in the brain. ...Read more

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At what stage of meningioma does palinopsia occur?

Not indicative: Palinopsia, a visual disturbance marked by afterimages after the original image is perceived, is not specific for meningioma and does not indicate "stage", grade or duration. It may be secondary to nontumor sources such as strokes, medications, ms epilepsy, etc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me anything about meningioma tumours?

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

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What the difference between schwannoma and meningioma?

What the difference between schwannoma and meningioma?

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

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What does it mean if a person has front lobe meningioma?

Benign tumor: Frontal lobe meningioma is a benign tumor of the covering of the brain (meninges) if indicated can be removed by neurosurgery. ...Read more

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What are the complications involving meningioma tumours?

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

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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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What tests or procedures are used to determine, if meningiomas are benign or malignant?

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

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Mucoperiosteal thickening (applying to post meningioma resection) what does this mean and affects?

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