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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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What is probable partially calcified left frontal paras agitate meningioma?

Meningioma: Just a fancy way of saying that in the brain, left frontal lobe, there is a meningioma which is a benign tumor and have some calcification in it (radiological appearance). ...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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What is a ossified lesion with a benign osteoma or old calcified meningioma in the r frontal region of my brain?

What is a ossified lesion with a benign osteoma or old calcified meningioma in the r frontal region of my brain?

Benign brain lesions: These are benign. In other words, not malignant lesions and do not require treatment unless you have significant symptoms. Ossified means there is some bony part to it or it has solidified / no longer fluid. ...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?

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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Would radiation treatment work on a 5.9x4.1x4.2cm left frontal lobe meningioma (benign or malignant)?

Would radiation treatment work on a 5.9x4.1x4.2cm left frontal lobe meningioma (benign or malignant)?

A large tumor: A tumor of this size may be causing symptoms and serious consideration of surgical resection should be undertaken by a skilled neurosurgeon. Only if an excellent surgeon has recommended against surgery or the patient has serious medical problems would I advise radiation treatments in a large tumor like this. ...Read more

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Frontal lobe meningioma removed 3mths ago still have a parasagittal down center of brain. No symptoms but 3.8. Need removed? Iswrapped carotid, Scared

Frontal lobe meningioma removed 3mths ago still have a parasagittal down center of brain. No symptoms but 3.8. Need removed? Iswrapped carotid, Scared

VERY complex questin: You're literally asking whether or not brain surgery is recommended for your condition. That answer will take up more than 400 characters. Use HealthTap Prime or ask a neurosurgeon who knows your condition well - perhaps the surgeon who performed the removal 3 months ago. How did that surgery go? What risks did it pose? Without knowing your condition better, it's hard to make a recommendation ...Read more

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What should follow up be for 1 CM left frontal lobe meningeoma be. Tumor discovered on MRI feb. 2012 after episodes of dizzy spells. Had f/u MRI in au?

What should follow up be for 1 CM left frontal lobe meningeoma be. Tumor discovered on MRI feb. 2012 after episodes of dizzy spells. Had f/u MRI in au?

MRI at 1-2 years: A 1 cm meningioma of the frontal lobe region is usually followed by MRI every 1-2 years. If there are no seizures, only imaging follow-up is recommended. Dizzy spells were probably unrelated to the meningioma. ...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

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What is the definition or description of: meningioma?

Meningioma: 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 radiosurgery or conventional surgery. ...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