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Have myasthenia gravis & meningiomas! Dr said advise if I have any weakness or symptoms of tumor. HOW would/could I tell the difference being Have MG?

Have myasthenia gravis & meningiomas! Dr said advise if I have any weakness or symptoms of tumor. HOW would/could I tell the difference being Have MG?

Hard but possible: Agree it can be difficult. Important: where are the tumors? Their location in the brain can tell where you may feel weakness or sensory deficits. MG weakness is often after activity although not always and is multifocal where weakness from tumor is usually more focal. Other symptoms from tumor can be seizures or "spasms" which are not true weakness and not regularly seen with MG. ...Read more

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

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

Depends: This depends on the size and, more, the location of the meningioma. Some are in very delicate areas of brain and require highly skilled and subspecialized surgeons; some of these resections are quite long and involved. Other times a meningioma may be in a relatively accessible location and the surgery relatively straightforward. ...Read more

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How much time will it take tobe recovered from a meningioma tumor operation?

How much time will it take tobe recovered from a meningioma tumor operation?

depends: Assuming there were no complications or new deficits from the surgery, i usually tell my patients they should be over the surgery in about 6 weeks. ...Read more

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How serious is meningioma tumor?

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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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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Can a meningioma tumor in the brain be cancerous?

Yes but rare: Most meningiomas are benign but occasionally they can be malignant. An MRI can help predict this but only a tissue diagnosis can confirm this. ...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

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Craniotomy nov '11 meningioma, small residual tumor left. Hard lump in neck afterwards. U/s indicates hypoechoic nodule. Tsh norm. Concern warranted?

Craniotomy nov '11 meningioma, small residual tumor left. Hard lump in neck afterwards. U/s indicates hypoechoic nodule. Tsh norm. Concern warranted?

Yes: While this is unlikely to be related to your meningioma, it should be further evaluated. If this is in your thyroid it could well be an adenoma, but without a biopsy of some type you will not know! ...Read more

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Are there any meningioma clinical trials/studies available? I have had 2 of 4 tumors removed..On avastin (bevacizumab) infusions now. 48 yr old/ black/female

Yes: There are clinical trials for meningioma. Please read here:
http://clinicaltrials.Gov/ct2/results?Term=meningioma&search=search

discuss with your doctor if you are a candidate for trial. ...Read more

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Meningiomas tumors does the lump show up on the outside of the skull? I have a lump on the back of my neck right where the skull and neck meet in the dip. On the left side. It's noticed by touch

Meningiomas tumors does the lump show up on the outside of the skull? I have a lump on the back of my neck right where the skull and neck meet in the dip. On the left side. It's noticed by touch

You don't have: Meningioma , a benign tumor is intra-cranial ( in side the skull ) originates from lining membrane of skull not brain itself so you can not feel it . What you are feeling is a fatty benign tumor - lipoma , common at that location , show to your doctor . ...Read more

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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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Brain epidermoid, is it the same as a meningioma tumor the difference between the two 3cm brain stem / 8cm front lobe?

Brain epidermoid, is it the same as a  meningioma tumor the difference between the two       3cm brain stem / 8cm front lobe?

Different tumors: A brain epidermoid is a different tumor than a meningioma. That is, the pathology or cell type is distinctly different. These usually are different on imaging studies also. From your question, it seems that you are describing an epidermoid adjacent to the brain stem and a meningioma in the frontal lobe. This is consistent with the different tendencies these two tumors have to localize. ...Read more

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I want to ask,i had a brain surgery i had a benign tumor it was meningioma,is that possible to show up this tumor after couple of years?

Know grade : The recurrence rate of a meningoma depends upon its WHO GRADE. if the original meningoma was Grade I recurrence is lower 25% and if it was Grade III recurrence rate can be as high as 90%. Check out what your specific Grade was and your neurosurgeon can educate you about the risk for recurrence. ...Read more

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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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35 yr female, nondrinker, nonsmoker obese and has a meningioma tumor in front right area. Experiencing dizziness, increase irritability what to expect?

Not anything serious: Meningioma is a benign tumor, rarely, if ever, serious. Once treated with excision(if growing) they rarely recur and nearly all patients live a normal life. So you should not worry much about this problem and take your mind off of this condition as it is not likely to change much anytime soon. Just let your doctor guide you as to what needs to be done, if anything at all. ...Read more

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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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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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Can a daily aspirin cause a meningioma brain tumor to bleed or hemorrhage?

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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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 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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Can you have ect if you have a meningaoma brain tumor?

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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I have a meningomia I have low sodium 128. I also take Trileptal . Would the low sodium be caused of the tumor or Trileptal ?

I have a meningomia  I have low sodium 128. I also take Trileptal . Would the low sodium be caused of the tumor or Trileptal ?

Likely drug induced: There are many reasons a person may have hyponatremia. Trileptal (oxcarbazepine) commonly causes it by increasing secretion of antidiuretic hormone (ADH) from the pituitary gland. Many drugs can cause hyponatremia. You can also have hyponatremia which is not related to drugs and you will need a nephrologist (kidney specialist) to help sort out the actual reason for your low sodium. ...Read more

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I saw my neuro o yesterday . I have meningomia tumor on the ocularmotor. She said it has weaken a minimal can this cause me to go blind ?

I saw my neuro o yesterday . I have meningomia tumor on the ocularmotor. She said it has weaken a minimal  can this cause me to go blind ?

Unlikely: Meningiomas are benign tumors, will give symptoms due to pressure in critical areas of brain, current surgeons are highly trained professionals have great skills , and modern equipment will remove with minimum complications, speak to the neurosurgeon before coming to occlusion. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a meningomia brain tumor had it for 10 yrs. Recently i've been having sharp pains in my head. They come and go should this be a concern?

Have it checked: It is reasonable to have it checked. A meningioma may change over time. See your doctor & a brain MRI would be useful. Be sure to bring your old MRI or ct for the dr to do comparison. Symptoms from a meningioma depends on its location, whether it's over the top of the brain, in the back of the head, near the pituitary gland, over the olfactory nerves, or near some other nerves or tight location. ...Read more

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What would cause me to feel real shaky inside.. I don't drink a lot of caffeine. I do have a meningomia brain tumor had it for 10 yrs its grow minimal?

What would cause me to feel real shaky inside.. I don't drink a lot of caffeine. I do have a meningomia brain tumor had it for 10 yrs its grow minimal?

That Depends...: A general 'shakiness' can be due to weakness, or it could represent a metabolic condition unrelated to your tumor. Some meningiomas are benign and barely grow over decades, but some can cause irritation to the surface of the brain around them. I would have a thorough medical evaluation and a follow-up MRI to see which this could be. ...Read more

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Would a meningomia brain tumor cause you to get dizzy and break out in a sweat all of a sudden ?

Need more data: In general, a meningioma is a very slow growing tumor and this is unlikely to all of a sudden happen. Other issues can cause these symptoms (they are relatively non-specific). In theory, i can imaging a scenerio where a mengioma causes an endocrinopathy, and this happens, but that is a major stretch.

I would have a very experienced internist evlaluate you and perhaps do some tests. ...Read more

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I have a brain tumor meningomia it's on the ocatmotor nerve. Today i've shap pains in my right eye. Could this be serious?

I have a brain tumor meningomia  it's on the ocatmotor nerve. Today i've shap pains in my right eye. Could this be serious?

Yes: A meningioma pressing on one of your oculomotor nerves is very serious. You may have difficulty with double vision or with the ability of your pupil to react to light, if this has not happened already. The tumor's location also puts it near some major blood vessels and at the base of the brain. Likely this is a serious issue and needs to be treated. The sharp pains may or may not be related. ...Read more