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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?

Talk to surgeon: These are benign lesions but can recur. Complications depend on where they are and the competency and experience of the surgeons removing them. A 3cm lesion is usually small enough to be relatively easy to remove but if it is in the medial sphenoid wing it can be attached to the internal carotid artery or optic nerve. An olfactory groove meningioma can leave you without the sense of smelll. ...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

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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

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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Living with a Brain Tumor (Checklist)

Watch for seizures
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Perform gait exercises
Weekly
Follow up with neurosurgeon
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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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Living with a Brain Tumor (Checklist)

Maintain good sleep habits to avoid seizures
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Be careful to take medications on time and at the proper dosage
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Maintain good nutrition and avoid hunger
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Is it possible for a meningioma brain tumor to cause bowel problems?

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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Living with a Brain Tumor (Checklist)

Eat a balanced diet
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Tell doctor about neurological changes
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Get EEG if you have lapses
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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.

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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Meningioma (Definition)

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

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more

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