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Does "calcified dural plaque versus small non-enhancing meningioma" mean it's either plaque or meningioma? I don't understand the use of "versus"

Does "calcified dural plaque versus small non-enhancing meningioma" mean it's either plaque or meningioma? I don't understand the use of "versus"

Versus a: Calcified meningioma? Its probably too small or atypical to distinguish. Second opinion from a neuroradiologist versus a neurosurgeon is suggested, versus repeating the study in 3-6 months. ...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


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Can you die from meningioma?

Can you die from meningioma?

Yes: All abnormal growths in the brain are serious. A meningioma is brain tumor that can vary from very mild to very severe. Some are very slow growing and depending on the patient's age and risks for surgery "might" not be removed. Most are removed, simply because the earlier one can be removed the less the chance it could grow so big as to kill someone. That is too simplistic an answer. ...Read more

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What are the tests for meningioma?

What are the tests for meningioma?

Imaging studies: The only way to truly diagnose a meningioma is by imaging studies, of which an MRI with contrast is the most reliable. The most important thing to realize, however, is that tissue diagnosis (by way of a biopsy or resection) is the only 100% reliable way to diagnose tumor types and also helps to determine their aggressiveness (grade). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of meningioma?

What are the symptoms of meningioma?

Most have none: Most people have no symptoms at all.
There are typical symptoms of brain tumors depending on the location of the tumor when the symptoms occur.
These can include headache, nausea, visual changes and many more- again depending on the size and location of the tumor. ...Read more

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What is a calcified meningioma?

What is a calcified meningioma?

Bony-like: Meningioma is predominantly benign (~ 92%) set of tumors arising from the brain linings. They grow slowly. Some meningiomas contain cysts or calcified mineral deposits and becoming hard like a bone. ...Read more

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How serious is meningioma tumor?

Location: Meningiomas are mostly benign tumors and curable by resection. The seriousness depends on the location that may determine the degree of difficulty of surgical removal. ...Read more

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What does calcified meningioma mean?

Just that!: Meningiomas are almost always benign tumors arising in the meninges (covering the brain) they can enlarge over time and may calcify. ...Read more

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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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Do people with meningioma have a lot of pain?

No: Most meningioma patients have no symptoms. A few will have headaches and possibly seizures if the meningioma is large enough. They are often present for many years without difficulty and can be watched. ...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 is the main cause of meningioma in a baby?

What is the main cause of meningioma in a baby?

Tumor growth: These are tumors that arise from the lining outside the brain.
They are almost always benign although some studies say up to 10% can become malignant. They start early and grow- some a little, some a lot. They are found frequently in older people without needing any treatment. Your baby may have one but unless it is large, watching it is best. ...Read more

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How can having a benign meningioma tumor hurt you?

Depends: Even a benign meningioma can grow into a problem- pain, headaches, seizures can occur. Other symptoms may vary on the location of the tumor in the brain. ...Read more

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At what stage of meningioma does palinopsia occur?

Not indicative: Palinopsia, a visual disturbance marked by afterimages after the original image is perceived, is not specific for meningioma and does not indicate "stage", grade or duration. It may be secondary to nontumor sources such as strokes, medications, ms epilepsy, etc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me anything about meningioma tumours?

They are benign: Meningiomas are mostly benign tumors of the meninges (membrane that covers the brain surface). The tumor can be easily removed in nearly all cases. So get your surgery done and hopefully you will not have a problem again. Sometimes radiotherapy is recommended after surgery in case there is incomplete resection of the tumor. ...Read more

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What the difference between schwannoma and meningioma?

What the difference between schwannoma and meningioma?

They are diff. Tumors: Schwannoma - a neoplasm originating from schwann cells (of the myelin sheath) of peripheral or sympathetic neurons, or from various cranial nerves, particularly the eighth cranial nerve; schwannomas include neurofibromas and neurilemomas.
A meningioma is a tumor that arises from the meninges — the membranes that surround your brain. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a person has front lobe meningioma?

Benign tumor: Frontal lobe meningioma is a benign tumor of the covering of the brain (meninges) if indicated can be removed by neurosurgery. ...Read more

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What are the complications involving meningioma tumours?

Meningiomas: A complex question as complications are related to location of the tumor, size of the tumor, and surgical accessibility - all of these queries should discussed with the surgeon considering the surgeon. ...Read more

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Could neurocysticercosis ever be mistaken for a meningioma?

Unlikely: Not uncommonly neurocysticercosis has multiple abnormalities on mri. Can be mistaken with pituitary tumors because they can cause endocrine changes. There are several things in the differential diagnosis. CSF analysis is important as long as there is not a lot of edema on mri. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What tests or procedures are used to determine, if meningiomas are benign or malignant?

A microscope.: Meningiomas have a very characteristic appearance on brain scans. If they are surgically removed, a pathologist will look at the tissue under a microscope to make the final diagnosis. Sometimes they don't require removal. ...Read more

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Mucoperiosteal thickening (applying to post meningioma resection) what does this mean and affects?

Mucoperiosteal thickening (applying to post meningioma resection) what does this mean and affects?

Meningioma: Discuss with the neurosurgeon. Mucoperiosteal thickening is usually due to infection or inflammation of the nasal sinuses. Is this a separate issue or does the meningioma extend into the sinuses? Did removal of the tumor lead to a skull defect and drainage of cerebrospinal fluid. ...Read more

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Why is there still a decently high 5 year mortality rate asscociated with meningioma even it fully removed? I don't quite understand

How high?: 10 year survival rate is about 60%. You may consult this site for more information.
http://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/meningioma/statistics ...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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Is brain meningiomas hereditary?

Meningioma: These are benign brain tumors and are not hereditary. ...Read more

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Frenquency of MRI for calcified meningioma?

Depends: On size, location and symptoms. Your neurosurgeon should help devise a plan of follow up imaging to meet your needs. ...Read more

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How to treat brain meningiomas?

Several options: Depending on the size, location and symptom/age/medical condition of the patient.

Some benefits from observation with repeat mri.

Some benefits from special radiation,
called stereotactic radiation.

Some benefits from surgery.

Yet, some needs both surgery and radiation.

Please discuss with a neuro-surgeon to find your best option. ...Read more

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What is meningioma?

Tumor in the head: Most meningiomas arise in structures that surround the brain or spinal cord. Most are benign and if a person has an intracranial mass, learning that it's a meningioma is good news for surgeon and patient. ...Read more

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What are the grades of meningioma?

2: The majority of meningiomas are classified at grade 1 or benign by the world health organization criteria. If there are features of more aggressive nature on the pathology slides it can be classified as a grd 2 or atypical. The carry a higher incidence of recurrence. ...Read more

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How many types of meningiomas are there?

How many types of meningiomas are there?

Many: The two major types are benign and malignant. However the location of even benign tumor has serious implications. ...Read more

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What are some of the tests for Meningioma?

The tests for Meningioma include:: Angiography, CT of spine, CT of head, MRI of brain and spinal cord. ...Read more

Plaque (Definition)

A plaque is a broad, raised area on the skin. For example, patients with psoriasis have a lot of scaly plaques on their ...Read more