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Doctor insights on: What Are The Symptoms That Are Common After The Removal Of A Meningioma

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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 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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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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Is depression a common side effect of having a meningioma?

Depression: There are many people who may have a predisposition to depression. Having a tumor in the meninges doesn't necessarily mean that one will develop depression. It depends on your personality, inner strengths, and environmental supports. ...Read more

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Can a small nonenhancing right middle 3rd flax meningioma have symptoms: left side weakness numbness, cognitive issues, no headache. If so how likely?

Meningioma: If you have weakness and cognitive symptoms then you definitely need a neurosurgical consultation, regardless of the size of the meningioma. Even though it is benign, it is still potentially a problem if it's causing pressure on adjacent brain tissue. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed w/ a meningioma 18 months ago. No symptoms. I broke my finger 2 weeks ago and they found an enchondroma. Could they be related?

Enchondroma: Could be related, but lack of evidence; or simply two independent incidental findings. . Enchondroma is a benign cartilage-forming tume. Enchondromatosis has multiple enchondrome, which is offten associated with multiple other tumors such as hemangioma. Neevrtheless, its direct relationship with mengioma has not been demonstrated or discovered yet. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed in 1996 with a small, asymptomatic parasagittal meningioma. Should I be getting periodic mri/cat scans or just waiting for symptoms?

I was diagnosed in 1996 with a small, asymptomatic parasagittal meningioma. Should I be getting periodic mri/cat scans or just waiting for symptoms?

Yes: Even though meningiomas are benign slow growing tumors they can definitely grow. Waiting for symptoms to occure may result in the tumor being discovered when it is much larger. This will make any type of treatment more difficult. ...Read more

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Can a small nonenhancing right middle third falx meningioma be the likely cause of symptoms: left side asthenia, cognitive problems, no headaches.

Can a small nonenhancing right middle third falx meningioma be the likely cause of symptoms: left side asthenia, cognitive problems, no headaches.

More info needed: Left-sided asthenia is vague. Cognitive problems are a global issue. I agree with dr. Bose that it's unlikely to be responsible for those symptoms. Meningiomas can be incidental and along the falx, which is a midline structure, are unlikely to cause neurologic problems unless it becomes large enough to cause mass effect. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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CT Brain shows mass prepontine cistern CPA meningioma. Symptoms consistent with diagnosis. MRI contrast show no lesion. Symptoms persist! Now what?

CT Brain shows mass prepontine cistern CPA meningioma. Symptoms consistent with diagnosis. MRI contrast show no lesion. Symptoms persist! Now what?

Very strange: Not certain what to make of the disparity between the CT scan and the MRI. In some cases, a lesion is so small that it is missed by the artifact created by the thickness of the MRI slices. I would ask your doctor if an MRI of the brainstem with "thin slices" might be reasonable to confirm/refute the CT--with and without contrast. Take care and stay healthy! ...Read more