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Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
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What is a calcified meningioma?

Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
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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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Meningioma (Definition)

Meningioma is a type of cancer where there is the uncontrolled growth of the meningeal cells in the brain or spinal cord. This initially can cause ...Read more


Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
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What does calcified meningioma mean?

Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
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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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Dr. James Goodrich
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Could you explain what is calcified meningioma of the brain?

Dr. James Goodrich
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
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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"

Dr. Bahman Omrani
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Jefferson Chen
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Anyone know what is a hyperostosis versus a small calcified meningioma mean?

Dr. Jefferson Chen
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Claude Parola
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I have been diagnosed with a 10 .4mm calcified left occipital meningioma how are these treated and what are my options ?

Dr. Claude Parola
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Meningioma: Meningioma is not cancer, it can cause problem by putting pressure on the brain , meningiomas are removed surgically. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Korona
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Frenquency of MRI for calcified meningioma?

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

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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
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What is probable partially calcified left frontal paras agitate meningioma?

Dr. Aasim Sehbai
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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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Dr. David Lundin
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I have spinal meningioma and the tumour has calcified causing great pain. What are my options to have it removed?

Dr. David Lundin
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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