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How long do people with a cavernous sinus meningioma live?

How long do people with a cavernous sinus meningioma live?

Variable: Meningiomas have a spectrum of progression from extremely indolent (slow-growing) to rapidly progressive. The pace of any tumor can be judged its previous growth rate, a pace which holds true unless an unlikely malignant transformation occurs. Microsurgical procedures and stereotactic radiosurgery (such as gamma knife) can be utilized. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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Can you put in layman's terms please? midline meningioma approx 3.3 x 2.8 cm in transverse and AP dimensions which abuts sagittal sinus along vertex

Can you put in layman's terms please? midline meningioma approx 3.3 x 2.8 cm in transverse and AP dimensions which abuts sagittal sinus along vertex

Tumor on brain: It's round, a little more than an inch across and it sitting as such tumors often do next to the big tube that carries blood from the top of your brain back to your body. I'm hoping it will be easy to remove. Best wishes. If there is some other way we can help, please let us know ...Read more

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Have a Meningioma top skull down falx invades the Sagitarial sinus. Only symptom I have right now is fluid & plugged ears daily. Is this sign oftumor?

Unrelated: Not related to meningioma. However tumors in the nasopharynx can present with these symptoms. If they keep up, see and make sure you don't have something obstructing your Eustachian tubes. A flexible fiberoptic examination is usually definitive and can be done in the office.... ...Read more

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Do we need to report cavernous sinus aneurysm as a long-term health condition, or does it go away after being treated? My teen is getting ready to go to college.

Do we need to report cavernous sinus aneurysm as a long-term health condition, or does it go away after being treated? My teen is getting ready to go to college.

Yes: It is very important to provide a complete and accurate medical history. This is especially important when your teen has his or her physical prior to starting college. ...Read more

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What are the meningohypophyseal trunk found in the cavernous sinus and its branches?

What are the meningohypophyseal trunk found in the cavernous sinus and its branches?

An abnormal artery: It is description of an occasional (abnormal ) artery that arises from intracranial part of carotid artery in cavernous sinus supply mostly to tentorial part of meninges . If a meningeal tumor (meningioma ) has to be removed will give technical difficulty to remove it . ...Read more

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What sort of issues would a partially fatty lesion in left cavernous sinus cause? Could it throw off my equilibrium? What do I do? Get it removed?

What sort of issues would a partially fatty lesion in left cavernous sinus cause? Could it throw off my equilibrium? What do I do? Get it removed?

See specialist : The cavernous sinus is a small area in the center of your head through which some of the cranial nerves pass. A mass there may or may not cause symptoms. It's best to see a neurosurgeon or a skull base surgeon to decide whether anything needs to be done. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a cavernous sinus tumor?

What sort of disease is a cavernous sinus tumor?

Cavernous tumor: Various tumors may affect the cavernous sinus such as meningiomas, schwannomas, invasive pituitary tumors, chordomas. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cavernous sinus tumor?

What is the definition or description of: cavernous sinus tumor?

Tumor: The cavernous sinus is a "lake" where many veins of the brain drain blood into. There are two such structures in the human brain (approximately behind each eye). These venous structures have walls and have nerves that run through them. When these lakes become involved with tumors, patient's can have dysfunction of these nerves (diploplia, facial sensation changes, and eye pain / visual loss). ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a cavernous sinus aneurysm?

What sort of disease is a cavernous sinus aneurysm?

Brain aneurysm: A cavernous aneurysm is a common finding that if truly cavernous, indicates that it is located outside of the brain and generally carries a benign prognosis. It may be of concern if it gets sufficiently large (usually > 1.5 cm) and presses on important nerves. Treatment is usually endovascular, including now flow diverting devices. Smaller cavernous aneurysms are usually managed conservatively. ...Read more

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