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Meningioma: Introduction

Meningioma: Meningiomas grow from the meninges. They are usually benign. Because these tumors grow very slowly, the ... more about Meningioma.

Meningioma: A slow-growing tumor of the meninges that is not cancerous. Symptoms are determined by the size and location of the tumor. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Meningioma is available below.

Symptoms of Meningioma

Treatments for Meningioma

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Meningioma: Deaths

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Alternative Treatments for Meningioma

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Meningioma: Complications

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Causes of Meningioma

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Disease Topics Related To Meningioma

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Meningioma: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Meningioma

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Clinical Trials for Meningioma

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Article Excerpts about Meningioma

Meningiomas grow from the meninges. They are usually benign. Because these tumors grow very slowly, the brain may be able to adjust to their presence; meningiomas often grow quite large before they cause symptoms. They occur most often in women between 30 and 50 years of age. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Brain Tumors: NCI)

Definitions of Meningioma:

Meningiomas (mostly WHO grade I, with some WHO grade II or III) are generally slow growing, benign tumors attached to the dura mater and are composed of neoplastic meningothelial (arachnoidal) cells. They typically occur in adults, often women. Meningiomas have a wide range of histopathological appearances. Of the various subtypes, meningothelial, fibrous and transitional meningiomas are the most common. Most subtypes share a common clinical behavior, although some subtypes are more likely to recur and follow a more aggressive clinical course. (Adapted from WHO.) - (Source - Diseases Database)

A tumor arising in the meninges which surround the brain and spinal cord; usually slow growing and sometimes malignant - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Meningioma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Meningioma, or a subtype of Meningioma, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Meningioma as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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