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Glossary for Meningioma

  • Benign tumor: A tumor or growth that remains localized; not always harmless.
  • Brain cancer: Cancer of the brain.
  • Brain conditions: Medical conditions that affect the brain
  • Brain infection: Infection of the brain including encephalitis
  • Cancer: Abnormal overgrowth of body cells.
  • Chromosome 22 Ring: A rare chromosomal disorder where genetic material from one or both ends of chromosome 22 is missing and the two broken ends have rejoined to form a ring. The resulting type and severity of symptoms is determined by the amount and location of genetic material missing.
  • Exercise: The use of the human muscles to improve ones health
  • Focal seizures: A deficiency of folate in the body
  • Hunter-Mcdonald syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized mainly be short stature, characteristic facial appearance and a predisposition for developing brain tumors.
  • Increased intracranial pressure: Increased pressure inside the skull due to brain swelling or fluid accumulation
  • Meninges cancer: A disorder where a cancerous malignancy is found in the meninges of the brain
  • Movement symptoms: Changes to movement or motor abilities
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.
  • Neurofibromatosis syndrome Type II: A rare genetic disorder characterized by areas of increased and decreased skin pigmentation, acoustic neuromas and the development of many noncancerous nerve and skin tumors some of which may eventually become malignant - it is a more severe form of type I neurofibromatosis.
  • Neurofibromatosis type 3A: A rare genetic disorder characterized by areas of increased and decreased skin pigmentation and the development of many non-cancerous nerve and skin tumors some of which may eventually become malignant. The skin tumors tend to develop characteristically on the palms of the hands.
  • Neurological system tumors: Tumors of the nerves or neurological system, whether cancerous or benign.
  • Nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by basal cell carcinomas, broade face and rib abnormalities.
  • Seizures: A rare syndrome characterized by mental retardation, seizures and high levels of hydroxylysine in the urine.
  • Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
  • Severe headache: A condition which is characterized by a severe headache
  • Vision changes: Any change in vision or sight.


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