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Can a CT scan tell if a meningioma is cancerous?
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Dr. Randy Davey
Dentistry
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In brief: No
An MRI is needed for soft tossie.

In brief: No
An MRI is needed for soft tossie.
Dr. Randy Davey
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: Not definitively
Most meningiomas are not cancerous; sometimes the ct scan findings ((bone destruction, brain swelling, cystic change in tumor, etc.
) can suggest a cancerous behavior. In some cases pet scans may be helpful. Ultimately, the definitive diagnosis can only be made by pathology review after surgery. Surgery is the usual treatment of choice for both ususal and cancerous meningioma anyway.

In brief: Not definitively
Most meningiomas are not cancerous; sometimes the ct scan findings ((bone destruction, brain swelling, cystic change in tumor, etc.
) can suggest a cancerous behavior. In some cases pet scans may be helpful. Ultimately, the definitive diagnosis can only be made by pathology review after surgery. Surgery is the usual treatment of choice for both ususal and cancerous meningioma anyway.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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