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Doctor insights on: What Is The Usual Cause Of A Meningioma

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Dr. Mark Eisenberg
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Meningioma (Definition)

Meningiomas arise from the meninges, the membranous layers surrounding the central nervous system. These tumors are usually benign in nature; however, a small percentage are malignant. Many meningiomas are asymptomatic and require no treatment other than periodic observation. Symptomatic meningiomas are typically treated with either ...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?

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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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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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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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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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