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Meningioma

Introduction: Meningioma

Description of Meningioma

Meningioma (medical condition): A slow-growing tumor of the meninges that is not cancerous....more »

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Meningioma: A type of tumor that occurs in the meninges, the membranes that cover and protect the brain and spinal cord. Meningiomas usually grow slowly.
Source: National Institute of Health

Meningioma: a tumor arising in the meninges which surround the brain and spinal cord; usually slow growing and sometimes malignant.
Source: WordNet 2.1

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

Meningioma: relatively common neoplasm of the central nervous system that arises from arachnoidal cells; the majority are well differentiated vascular tumors which grow slowly and have a low potential to be invasive, although malignant subtypes occur; they have a predilection to arise from the parasagittal region, cerebral convexity, sphenoidal ridge, olfactory groove, and spinal canal.
Source: CRISP

Meningioma: A relatively common neoplasm of the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that arises from arachnoidal cells. The majority are well differentiated vascular tumors which grow slowly and have a low potential to be invasive, although malignant subtypes occur. Meningiomas have a predilection to arise from the parasagittal region, cerebral convexity, sphenoidal ridge, olfactory groove, and SPINAL CANAL. (From DeVita et al., Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, 5th ed, pp2056-7).
Source: MeSH 2007

Meningioma: Related Topics

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Meningioma: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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

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

Source - Orphanet

Meningioma as a Disease

Meningioma (medical condition): See Meningioma (disease information).
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Meningioma: Related Diseases

Meningioma: Meningioma is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Meningioma: Article Excerpts

Meningiomas grow from the meninges. They are usually benign. Because ... (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Brain Tumors: NCI)

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Meningioma: Related Disease Topics

These medical disease topics may be related to Meningioma:

  • subarchnoid villi
  • familial tumour
  • neurofibromatosis 2 gene
  • focal seizures
  • spastic weakness
  • Sylvian tumours

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Terms Similar to Meningioma:

Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Meningioma

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

Source - WordNet 2.1

Hierarchical classifications of Meningioma

The following list attempts to classify Meningioma into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • neoplasm,tumor,tumour
  • growth
  • illness,malady,sickness,unwellness
  • health problem,ill health,unhealthiness
  • pathological state
  • condition,status
  • state

Source: WordNet 2.1

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy

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