Meningioma

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 have a few questions regarding the brain calcifications diagnosed on a computed tomography scan. Can you 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 icliniq.com.May 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 »

What is causing this benign meningioma tumor 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 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 prognosis? Is radiation thera...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 ...  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 icliniq.com. 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 ...  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 with a pain in my head around ...  Read Full »


Dr. Gerry Mike Palisoc

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your CT scan and it showed a meningioma at 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 ...  Read Full »

Does the CT scan of my brain show a meningioma?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like your opinion regarding the attached CT 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 this particular anoma...  Read Full »


Dr. Ambekar Sudheer

Answer: Hello, Welcome¬†to icliniq.com. 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...  Read Full »

Can meningioma be cured?

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. Chirag Solanki

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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. Fo...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Could a lightened area in a brain MRI be an infection or a tumor?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an MRI performed on my brain due to my visual perception being off and not seeing and understanding my location correctly while driving.I did hit someone and almost got into a larger accident. The right side of my head feels like there is a cyst or something there. My skull on t...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to review your MRI report for a more professional opinion directly. A hyperintense lesion could be related to low blood perfusion area or migraine headaches (if you have suffered before). The meningioma is a benign tumor, which grows slowly without caus...  Read Full »

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