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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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Dr. Mark Eisenberg
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Meningioma (Definition)

Meningiomas are 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 old is too old for surgery on meningioma?

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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