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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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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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What is the usual treatment for a meningioma?

Depends: You should be seen by a neurosurgeon, especially if you have any symptoms associated with it. Observation with close imaging follow-up may be approprate in select cases if asymptomatic. The usual treatment for the symptomatic meningioma include surgical resection, transarterial embolization and radiation. ...Read more

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What is the main cause of meningioma in a baby?

What is the main cause of meningioma in a baby?

Tumor growth: These are tumors that arise from the lining outside the brain. They are almost always benign although some studies say up to 10% can become malignant. They start early and grow- some a little, some a lot. They are found frequently in older people without needing any treatment. Your baby may have one but unless it is large, watching it is best. ...Read more

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What are the medicines available to treat headaches caused by meningiomas?

What are the medicines available to treat headaches caused by meningiomas?

They don't usually : Meningiomas are benign (not cancerous) slow growing tumors within the skull. They sometimes can get large enough to push aside normal structures. In those cases they are sometimes removed or treated with radiation. It's unlikely that the meningioma is the cause of the headache, however. You should see a doctor about the headaches. ...Read more

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I have a meningioma that causes short-term mem loss. How likely is it that i will be able to finish college?

Size/location key: Small meningiomas typically do not cause symptoms unless they are leading to small seizures. However large tumors that cause significant symptoms should be considered for surgical removal as they can lead to further dysfunction by the pressure they place on the adjacent brain. ...Read more

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Odd question BUT can stress/anxiety or anything else cause My Meningioma to grow? Or does that just happen on its own? Y do I have multiple?

Odd question BUT can stress/anxiety or anything else cause My Meningioma to grow? Or does that just happen on its own? Y do I have multiple?

Typically stable: Meningiomas are typically very slowly growing benign tumors. While uncommon symptomatically, some studies show up to 2-3% of the population may have meningiomas but do not know it. In general, there have been no specific associations made with stress. There are genetic disorders that do have meningiomas as part of the syndrome (eg neurofibromatosis, which may be associated with multiple ones). ...Read more

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Does gincosin drug cause meningioma?or is it safe?and what dosage do you recommend per day for improving my concentration and mental performance?

2 cases out of 20 K: Ginkgo preparations can cause seizures. Avoid the seeds and fruit (toxic) Ginseng the second component of Gincosan has been used as a medicine for over 5000 years. At age 19 it is not likely that you have a cerebral blood flow problem (in the absence of SLE or other uncommon conditions). You might consider undergoing a formal assessment done by a highly trained specialist (Behavioral Neurologist) ...Read more

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How long would a teen diagnosed with meningioma live? What types of treatments would be recommended? What side effects would those treatments cause?

It is usually benign: After its removal, most people with meningioma live a long normal life. On rare occasions, it can recur and require repeat surgery. It takes many years before it causes any serious problems, if ever. ...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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My meningioma causes a spasm every 2-3 month at night, while sleeping.. since it is on the right side, the left side of my face goes into a spasm. is ?

My meningioma causes a spasm every 2-3 month at night, while sleeping.. since it is on the right side, the left side of my face goes into a spasm. is ?

Ask neurologist: It's hard to know if the symptoms are related to the meningioma. It depends on the location. If it were located near area of motor cortex controlling the face, it's possible it could trigger an occasional focal seizure. Sounds like a good question for the neurologist. ...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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Conflicted! Can I anxiety really cause fluid/plug ears, tics,etc? I don't believe it, going for MRI Monday, I believe it's my meningioma!! Thoughts?

Conflicted! Can I anxiety really cause fluid/plug ears, tics,etc? I don't believe it, going for MRI Monday, I believe it's my meningioma!! Thoughts?

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Yes, see your doctor because you may have both physical and psychological issues. See psychologist also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a meningioma brain tumor to cause bowel problems?

Is it possible for a meningioma brain tumor to cause bowel problems?

yes, rarely: Meningiomas most commonly occur in the head but they can also affect the spinal canal. If they press on the lowest part of the spinal cord they can produce bowel problems. This is not highly likely but can happen. See your physician for full evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a daily aspirin cause a meningioma brain tumor to bleed or hemorrhage?

Can a daily aspirin cause a meningioma brain tumor to bleed or hemorrhage?

Can happen...: Can happen.......talk to your PMD for complete correlation, that may be life saver for other reasons. ...Read more

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Meningioma, enchondroma, psoriatic arthritis & ankolysing spondylitis. Could any of these be caused by being on Prilosec or prevacid (lansoprazole) for 15 years?

Meningioma, enchondroma, psoriatic arthritis & ankolysing spondylitis.  Could any of these be caused by being on Prilosec or prevacid (lansoprazole) for 15 years?

Prilosec effects?: Prilosec and Prevacid (lansoprazole) are proton pump inhibitors that reduce stomach acid production. They are used to treat heartburn, stomach inflammation and ulcers. Recently there have been some reports that long term usage could increase the risk of osteoporosis ( decreased bone density). I am not familiar with the drug causing any of the problems you have, however. ...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