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How Long Does Surgery For A Meningioma Take
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 ...Read more
Tumor firmness: In addition to size and location, time and difficulty of surgery also depends on the consistency of the tumor--whether it is soft or hard. Sometimes, these tumors can infiltrate the underlying brain, and this also makes them harder. Encompassing major arteries, veins, or nerves, also can make things more challenging. Operating in the bottom part of the brain also requires more durable closure. ...Read more
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
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
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 husband had a meningioma removed april 4thlast year. He is suffering from very bad headaches still. Only on the side of the surgery and only when he is upright. Didn't have headaches before op.?
Should see doctor!: If the headaches began after the surgery, he should see the neurosurgeon first to make sure there is nothing (like a blood clot) related to the surgery. If not, his neurologist or primary care physician should check him out for other causes of headaches. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mother had a meningioma surgery 11 month ago. Since two months ago, i noticed the part of her head which went under operation becomes jelly-likewhy?
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