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How long does surgery for a meningioma take?

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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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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How long does a surgery take to remove a meningioma tumor?

How long does a surgery take to remove a meningioma tumor?

Depends: This depends on the size and, more, the location of the meningioma. Some are in very delicate areas of brain and require highly skilled and subspecialized surgeons; some of these resections are quite long and involved. Other times a meningioma may be in a relatively accessible location and the surgery relatively straightforward. Read more

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How long do swallowing problems last after base skull meningioma surgery?

How long do swallowing problems last after base skull meningioma surgery?

Dysphagia: It depends on which nerves were affected... Ask your neurosurgeon the question. Read more

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How long does a meningooma surgery take and how long is the hospital stay?

How long does a meningooma surgery take and how long is the hospital stay?

Dependent: This is dependent on the location of the meningioma, how large it is, if it's fully removable, and the patient's clinical status prior to surgery. I know you'd like a better answer- in an ideal case, if it goes really well and is really simple, then expect anywhere from 3-5 days. If there are difficulties, it could be 5 days and may last up to 3 weeks depending on the difficulties. 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 do you advise if I am 35 years old women, what do you advise if I am single, I m oprated in 18th january2014lefrpt CP angle meningioma. After surgery?

What do you advise if I am 35 years old women, what do you advise if I am single, I m oprated in 18th january2014lefrpt CP angle meningioma. After surgery?

Continued follow up: Meningiomas are the second most common tumor in the cerebellar pontine angle. The vast majority of these tumors are benign. It is common for these tumors to recur, so continued follow up is essential. Most patients live a normal life after surgery, assuming that there were no complications with surgery. Read more

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My sister-in-law is suffering from meningioma, and has a vision problem. Is surgery the last option or can be cured by medicine?

My sister-in-law is suffering from meningioma, and has a vision problem. Is surgery the last option or can be cured by medicine?

No good Medicines he: Surgery is the best way to control/treat this type of tumor if it is causing any pressure symptoms, which will be size-related. How big is this tumor and has she been seen by a neurosurgeon? He/she can give you the best advice. Read more

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If you had surgery to remove a meningioma can you have brain damsge?

Depends: Whether there could be damage depends on where the mengioma was, how large it was in the context of putting pressure on the brain. And there can always be potential consequences from any surgery. Meningiomas can be benign and still cause damage related to how big they are before they are removed. 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 the probablity of a successful surgery on a meningioma brain tumor?

What is the probablity of a successful surgery on a meningioma brain tumor?

Very good: The success of surgery depends largely on the location of the meningioma. Ones that are alont the convexities of the brain that are readily accessible can be removed in their entirety with minimal morbidity. Tumors at the skull base are more difficult and often require more extensive approaches. These may be associated with higher morbidity. Read more

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Would anyone please advice any physical exercises for improvement in leg weakness that occur after parasaggital frontoparietal meningioma surgery?

Would anyone please advice any physical exercises for improvement in leg weakness that occur after parasaggital frontoparietal meningioma surgery?

PT and Time: Weakness that occurs from removal of brain tumors can take several months to improve and improvement may be incomplete. The best thing to do is pt and exercise to build muscles and prevent contractures of the muscles and ligaments that can occur from disuse. Read more

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I want to ask, I had a brain surgery I had a benign tumor it was meningioma, is that possible to show up this tumor after couple of years?

Know grade: The recurrence rate of a meningoma depends upon its WHO GRADE. If the original meningoma was Grade I recurrence is lower 25% and if it was Grade III recurrence rate can be as high as 90%. Check out what your specific Grade was and your neurosurgeon can educate you about the risk for recurrence. Read more

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My uncle had a surgery to remove a meningioma, after the surgery he had oedema and not moving his right half and not talking, will he get better?

My uncle had a surgery to remove a meningioma, after the surgery he had oedema and not moving his right half and not talking, will he get better?

BE PATIENT: Could take many months to see a substantial recovery, and currently, he will need medications to stabilize brain swelling, and should start physical therapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy. Read more

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I have a brain tumor on my left side (meningioma)3 CM big, 47 years old female overweight. In 2 days going to have a surgery. Complications scarying me?

I have a brain tumor on my left side (meningioma)3 CM big, 47 years old female overweight. In 2 days going to have a surgery. Complications scarying me?

Benign tumors: You will be fine, majority of brain tumors are malignant you should be happy yours is benign, they are on the surface of brain remarkable progress has been made in safety of cranial surgery, speak to your neurosurgeon, will alleviate all your fears, good luck. Read more

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How long does the gamma knife take to show the results in meningioma in operated growth of 47mm x 27mm x 20mm in prasagital region?

6+ months: Generally the bigger the tumor, the longer it takes results to be appreciated. Of course the nature of tumor & comobidities are important. The nice thing about gamma knife is the exquisite precision of targeting only diseased tissue. Range of time is generally 6 to 18 months before arrest or reversal of neoplastic process can be expected. Periodic re-imaging is essential to monitor control. Read more

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I had brain surgery they got over 50% of it why is it a big deal to do radiation on what's left if it's a very slow growing tumor meningomia?

I had brain surgery they got over 50% of it why is it a big deal to do radiation on what's left if it's a very slow growing tumor meningomia?

BIg deal!: You just had Brain surgery, that is a big deal, and statistically, adding radiation treatment to the remaining tumor has the potential to dramatically decrease what is left and prevent further possible complications in the future. Radiation tx has come a long way and they can often pinpoint the beam exactly where they want and need it to go. Best wishes to you. Read more