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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. ...Read more

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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At what stage of meningioma does palinopsia occur?

At what stage of meningioma does palinopsia occur?

Visual illusion: Palinopsia is a visual illusion where a scene or object repeats over and over. This is a form of hallucination that can be caused by different conditions within the brain. It has been reported in patients with migraine, seizures, certain neuro-degenerative disorders, and following strokes and head injuries. It can be associated with disruption of the visual centers perhaps from such tumors. ...Read more

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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. ...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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What its mean atypical Meningioma on cervical spine sMRI with and without contrast?

What its mean atypical  Meningioma on cervical spine sMRI with and without contrast?

See neurosurgeon: Sounds like you have a growth in neck which could threaten spinal cord. Do not waste time, see neurosurgeon ASAP. Whether conservative approach or surgery unclear from your description, but would cover all the bases regardless, as there might be considerable risk. ...Read more

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What's the chance of meningiomas for someone who's only had a few sessions of radiosurgery? Does DNA damage only occur if one's had lots of treatment?

What's the chance of meningiomas for someone who's only had a few sessions of radiosurgery? Does DNA damage only occur if one's had lots of treatment?

Depends: Radiosurgery is designed to minimize the radiation exposure beyond the target. While we cannot quantify the risk for developing meningioma, we do know the effect of radiation is dose dependent and not treatment number per se. ...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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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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I want to know what's the main cause of meningioma?

Not known: The cause for most tumors in humans are not known or obvious. It is simply an error of cell growth and cell division which leads to excess of cell production which results in formation of abnormal growths/tumors. ...Read more

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