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What Is A Meningioma
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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