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Dr. Jefferson Chen
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What is the probablity of a successful surgery on a meningioma brain tumor?

Dr. Jefferson Chen
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
29 years in practice
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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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Dr. Douglas Miller
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Brain Tumor (Definition)

A brain tumor is a disease in which a group of abnormal cells grow in the brain. The brain tumor may have either started in the brain or it may have moved there from a different site of the body (metastasized). There are many different types of brain tumors, and different tumors affect individuals of different age groups. Symptoms vary depending on the size and ...Read more


Dr. Jefferson Chen
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
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Hi I have got brain tumor (meningioma)frontal lob size 18.7mm , how much %the operation will be sucessful ?

Dr. Jefferson Chen
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
29 years in practice
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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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Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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How often is a benign "meningioma" brain tumor life threatening? ( please give straight forward answers) i really don't need useless information now.

Dr. Oscar Novick
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How often is a benign "meningioma" brain tumor life threatening? ( please give straight forward answers) i really don't need useless information now.

Meningioma: The tumor becomes life threa, tening when it impinges on the breathing center of the brain. Likewise, it impinges on the crnial nerves and major blood vessels. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Miller
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Is it possible for a meningioma brain tumor to cause bowel problems?

Dr. Douglas Miller
Board Certified, Pathology
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Is it possible for a meningioma brain tumor to cause bowel problems?

yes, rarely: Meningiomas most commonly occur in the head but they can also affect the spinal canal. If they press on the lowest part of the spinal cord they can produce bowel problems. This is not highly likely but can happen. See your physician for full evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
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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?

Dr. Addagada Rao
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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?

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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Dr. Uresh Patel
Board Certified, Radiology
29 years in practice
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Dr. Yoshihiro Yamamoto
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
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How many years does a doctor follow up after removal of a non cancerous meningiona brain tumor? I'm 64 . Thanks! meningioma brain tumor

Dr. Yoshihiro Yamamoto
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
31 years in practice
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Depending on grade: It depends on the pathology report and how well the tumor came out. If yours was who grade 1 (very benign) and the surgeon removed all with attached brain membrane, follow up scan up to a few years will be plenty. Please discuss with your surgeon and follow his instruction. ...Read more

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Dr. Ajay Acharya
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Can a daily aspirin cause a meningioma brain tumor to bleed or hemorrhage?

Dr. Ajay Acharya
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Can a daily aspirin cause a meningioma brain tumor to bleed or hemorrhage?

Can happen...: Can happen.......talk to your PMD for complete correlation, that may be life saver for other reasons. ...Read more

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Dr. Evan Altman
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Can you have ect if you have a meningaoma brain tumor?

Dr. Evan Altman
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Can you have ect if you have a meningaoma brain tumor?

Benefits and risks: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is considered an extremely safe/effective treatment for depression & other disorders. However, a meningioma/other brain tumors are relative contraindications to doing ect. That said, it is not an absolute contraindication and has been done before with success. The decision is always based on benefits vs. Risks. Talk with your doctor to see if it makes sense for you. ...Read more

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Meningioma (Definition)

Meningioma is a type of cancer where there is the uncontrolled growth of the meningeal cells in the brain or spinal cord. This initially can cause ...Read more


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