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Dr. Ecaterina Sartina Dr. Sartina
Pediatrics
31 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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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.

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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


Dr. Djamchid Lotfi Dr. Lotfi
Neurology
54 years in practice
University of London, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College
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What does calcified meningioma mean?

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.

Dr. James Goodrich Dr. Goodrich
Neurosurgery
37 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Could you explain what is calcified meningioma of the brain?

Could you explain what is calcified meningioma of the brain?

Meningioma: A meningioma is a tumor that arises from the membrane that covers the brain. They are most commonly benign and treatment is based on on location and rate of growth. In seeing "calcified" or calcifications this usually means the lesion is benign and likely not treated. Rapid growth or compression of the surrounding brain will accerlate the decision for treatment.

Dr. Jefferson Chen Dr. Chen
Neurosurgery
30 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Anyone know what is a hyperostosis versus a small calcified meningioma mean?

Radiographic lingo: Hyperostosis refers to a proliferation of the skull focally. Sometimes it is difficult to differentiate between hyperostosis and a calcified meningioma which is a brain tumor that is close to the skull. It is also important to keep in mind that a meningioma (which is usually a benign tumor) itself can irritate the adjacent skull and lead to hyperostosis.

Dr. Claude Parola Dr. Parola
Internal Medicine
36 years in practice
Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine
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Dr. Bahman Omrani Dr. Omrani
Pain Management
13 years in practice
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Does "calcified dural plaque versus small non-enhancing meningioma" mean it's either plaque or meningioma? I don't understand the use of "versus"

Versus a: Calcified meningioma? Its probably too small or atypical to distinguish. Second opinion from a neuroradiologist versus a neurosurgeon is suggested, versus repeating the study in 3-6 months.

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Dr. Michael Korona Dr. Korona
Radiology - Interventional
29 years in practice
University of Virginia School of Medicine
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Frenquency of MRI for calcified meningioma?

Depends: On size, location and symptoms. Your neurosurgeon should help devise a plan of follow up imaging to meet your needs.

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Dr. Aasim Sehbai Dr. Sehbai
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
20 years in practice
University of the Punjab, Rawalpindi Medical College
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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).

Dr. David Lundin Dr. Lundin
Neurosurgery
23 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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I have spinal meningioma and the tumour has calcified causing great pain. What are my options to have it removed?

Neurosurgery: You need an experienced neurosurgeon to evaluate your films and review the options in removing the tumor. Depending on the size and location the risks may be high as most tutors are in close proximity to nerves or the spinal cord.

Dr. Jocelyn Tan Dr. Tan
Internal Medicine - Oncology
27 years in practice
University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center
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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.

Dr. William Singer Dr. Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
47 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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Can calcified menigioma grow?

Can calcified menigioma grow?

Yes: Almost all meningiomas have some calcification in the lesions. The purple balls in the attached microscopic photo of a meningioma are calcifications. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex.

Dr. Karen Butler Dr. Butler
Family Medicine
17 years in practice
Central University of the East School of Medicine (UCE)
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My meninginoma is calcified front global 2. Cm. I have had 3 mri scans for the last 3 years with no growth. Could it still grow. I have no symptoms.?

My meninginoma is calcified front global 2. Cm. I have had 3 mri scans for the last 3 years with no growth. Could it still grow. I have no symptoms.?

Not likely: Sounds like from what you say it is calcified and thus should no change. Sounds also like you are being well monitored.

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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What is meningioma?

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.

Dr. Mark Eisenberg Dr. Eisenberg
Neurosurgery
29 years in practice
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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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.

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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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.

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Dr. Mark Eisenberg Dr. Eisenberg
Neurosurgery
29 years in practice
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Larry Armstrong Dr. Armstrong
Neurosurgery
23 years in practice
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.