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The growth of abnormal cells in the meninges, which are the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord, is called meningioma. The symptoms of meningioma are headaches, blurry vision, arm and leg weakness, and speech problems.

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I was diagnosed with brain calcifications. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have a question about brain calcifications. I had a CT scan, which said there is no intracranial hemorrhage, and the ventricles and basilar cisterns are symmetric. Gray-white differentiation is preserved. Paranasal sinuses and mastoid air cells are normally pneumatized. Orbits are within...  Read Full »

Dr. Florilyn Joyce Chulsi Bentrez

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I know why you had a computed tomography scan (CT scan) and electroencephalogram (EEG) done? The calcifications are fine. Meningiomas cannot be ruled out since it is not sure if there are calcifications or small meningiomas. But they are small, and they seem not to bot...  Read Full »

My 81-year-old aunt has meningioma in the back of her head. Help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a few questions regarding my aunt's health. She is 81 years old, and the doctors found a meningioma in the back of her head, which they suggest is a brain tumor. They have prescribed some medications for seizures and told us to keep an eye on her, but they have not mentioned any...  Read Full »

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. As most meningiomas are non-cancerous. But whether cancerous or non-cancerous, the treatment in most cases is surgical removal of the tumor. The reason why they have not gone for aggressive management is because of her age. I think old...  Read Full »

How can calcified meningioma with dizziness and frequent headaches be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with a 9 mm diffusely calcified meningioma and have been having symptoms such as dizziness, loss of balance, ringing in ears and more frequent headaches. I was told it was a big nothing. But I am not sure. Six months back I went to the ER (Emergency Room) with a pain in...  Read Full »

Dr. Gerry Mike Palisoc

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your CT scan and it showed a meningioma of the right cerebropontine angle (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This tumor is small however if this cause you dizziness. The best way to approach it is to take medication like Betahistine 16 m...  Read Full »

I am diagnosed with meningioma. Is it serious?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with a 5 x 5 x 3 mm meningioma in the superior frontal gyrus towards the cranial vertex. I would like to know if this will kill me or shorten my life. I also want information about anything regarding this, for example, recurrence, regrowth, etc.  Read Full »

Dr. Solanki Chirag Natwarbhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You need not worry about meningioma. It is a benign and slow growing tumor. The present size is also very small. You only need to follow it up with serial scans every year. If it increases in size or causes symptoms, then only treatment is required for that. Thank you...  Read Full »

Why this benign meningioma tumor tends to grow?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 87 years old and has been diagnosed with a benign meningioma of his brain. He had an magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) done recently, showing that the tumor had grown. He is supposed to undergo radiation therapy soon. Do you know what would cause cancer to grow? What is the...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your question carefully and would explain that we cannot determine what made the tumor grow, but you should know that the growth speed depends on the tumor type. There are different types of benign meningioma, which grow at different rates. A biopsy would hel...  Read Full »

How can we treat meningioma tumor?

Query: Hi doctor, My grandmother is affected with meningioma tumor. Please advise what has to be done.  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The meningioma is a benign tumor, which grows slowly. But, the meningioma present in your grandmother is in the advanced stage, causing compression of the adjacent brain structures. ...  Read Full »

I had a meningioma brain tumor and underwent two open surgeries along with radiosurgery. My entire left side is immobile. How can I recover from this?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a meningioma brain tumor and underwent two open surgeries as well as one radiosurgery. Currently, the entire left side of my body is not moving. Ten years ago, I had my first open surgery, followed by radiosurgery after two years. Then, one year later, I underwent a second open su...  Read Full »

Dr. Kartik Revanappa Kumbhar

Answer: Hello,Welcome to there is damage to the nerve cells in the brain, recovery is typically unlikely, especially after a period of more than two years. Any potential recovery usually occurs within the first two years. If you email me your latest MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) images, ...  Read Full »

Does the CT scan of my brain show a meningioma?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like your opinion regarding the attached CT (Computed Tomography) scan of my head. I specifically want to know if you see any indication of a meningioma in the left posterior parietal lobe. I would also like your opinion regarding whether or not a CT without contrast would show...  Read Full »

Dr. Ambekar Sudheer

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the MRI (attachment removed to protect patient identity).I see a spot of hyperdensity in the left posterior parietal lobe. However, the findings are not suggestive of a meningioma. The hyperdensity may represent calcification due to a granuloma. I suggest y...  Read Full »

Do severe headaches, neck pain and sharp pain around the chest suggest brain meningioma?

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe headaches, neck pain, and sharp pain around the chest. My query is related to brain meningioma and I am on drugs for epilepsy. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vasileios Panagiotopoulos

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The patient has a small frontal base lesion that looks like a benign tumor (meningioma). I would suggest an EEG (electroencephalography) in order to investigate if the epileptic seizures are due to the tumor. In that case, I would suggest tumor removal if epileptic sei...  Read Full »

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