Tumours that originate in the meninges, the protective membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord, are known as meningiomas. The vast majority of meningiomas are non-cancerous and slow-growing, although a few can be malignant.


The symptoms of a meningioma can vary greatly depending on where the tumour is located and how large it is. They frequently manifest themselves first as headaches and seizures, both of which are brought on by the increasing pressure created by the growing tumour. Meningiomas of the spinal cord can cause a loss of sensation or weakness in the arms and legs.


Neurological tests, such as CT and MRI scans, will be ordered by the doctor. The results of these imaging examinations will reveal information about a tumour’s size, location, and kind.

A biopsy may be necessary if the scans do not reveal the type of tumour present with sufficient clarity for a definitive diagnosis.


Meningiomas can be managed medically using a number of different approaches. Your age, general health status, as well as the location, size, and grade of the meningioma will all play a role in determining the treatment that is most appropriate for you. It is important to discuss and fully comprehend the benefits, dangers, and adverse effects associated with each therapy option.

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