Meningioma brain tumor or brain meningioma or is the most common form of benign tumor of the brain.
The incidence of meningioma brain tumor in women is twice that found in men and this specific brain meningioma tumor comprises 20% of the tumors found in the brain. A meningioma brain tumor may be located anywhere in the central nervous system and develops in the membranes (meninges) surrounding the brain and the spinal cord.
A meningioma brain tumor is usually benign, but the patient may experience neurological deficits dependingon the localiazation, while this particular form of tumor may even threaten the patient's life.
Some of the main symptoms of meningioma brain tumor or brain meningioma include:
• Headache that worsens over time.
• nausea and vomiting.
• seizures (convulsions).
• Disturbances / loss of vision.
• gradual hearing loss.
• weakness in the upper / lower extremities.
• memory loss.
• personality / behavioral changes.
The onset of symptoms is usually gradual and proportional to the rate of tumor growth. Treatment of meningioma brain tumor or brain meningioma includes the following:
• Continuous monitoring by a neurosurgeon by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at regular intervals. This approach is usually chosen when the tumor size is small and the patient does not show neurological symptoms.
• Surgical removal that usually ensures complete healing of the patient.
In rare cases, where the tumor may be malignant, there should be thorough information about the treatment options by your treating physician.