A meningioma is a brain tumour that develops in the layers of tissue that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. This is called the meninges. Meningiomas are usually benign and grow very slowly although some can be faster growing.
Symptoms may include:
• tiredness (vomiting)
• weakness in an arm or leg
• personality changes, being confused
• seizures (fits).
HOW IS MENINGIOMA DIAGNOSED?
Scans such as MRIs and CT scans are able to clearly show the growth of these tumours in the brain.
HOW IS MENINGIOMA TREATED?
Observation is recommended when the tumour is not causing any symptoms. Surgery may be necessary if the tumour is spreading.
DID YOU KNOW?
Meningiomas are more common in women than men and are the most common type of tumour that occurs in the central nervous system.