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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)

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?

Is depression a common side effect of having a meningioma?

Yes: Depression or "adjustment disorder" is common with any cancer diagnosis. Also treatments, frequent doctor visits, and the effect on friends and family can lead to depression. Brain tumors may also involve actual brain functions as well. A support network of friends, family, medical team and counselors is helpful. ...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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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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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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Have a Meningioma top skull down falx invades the Sagitarial sinus. Only symptom I have right now is fluid & plugged ears daily. Is this sign oftumor?

Unrelated: Not related to meningioma. However tumors in the nasopharynx can present with these symptoms. If they keep up, see and make sure you don't have something obstructing your Eustachian tubes. A flexible fiberoptic examination is usually definitive and can be done in the office.... ...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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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

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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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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 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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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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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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