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?
Diagnosis of the same would be done by an oncology expert who would do some MRI, scans and also biopsy to rule out the risks of cancerous cells.
HOW IS MENINGIOMA TREATED?
Treatment of Meningioma depends on the size of tumour and intensity of symptoms. For growing Meningiomas, surgical treatment is often sought after. Radiation therapy is performed by Oncologists in case the meningioma was not removed completely. Other treatment methods are radiosurgery, fractionated radiation and medication.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Meningioma tumour progresses very slowly with over 90% of the cases being benign. Also, this type of tumour occurs more commonly in women than in men.