Meningioma

Common Name(s)

Meningioma

Meningiomas are benign, slow-growing tumors, classified as brain tumors, but actually growing in the three protective membranes that surround the brain (meninges). Sometimes they cause thickening or thinning of adjoining skull bones. Meningiomas do not spread to other areas of the body. Signs and symptoms vary according to the size and location of the tumor. The exact cause of this condition is unknown.

 

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Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure

Our Mission: to invest in research aimed at finding the fastest possible route to a cure. We are focused on speeding the pace of research that will lead to new brain tumor therapies and, ultimately, a cure. We take an aggressive, venture funding approach not typically seen in the nonprofit sector. We have an enterprising attitude, we promote scientific collaboration and we're committed to measurable results.

Last Updated: 7 Jan 2013

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National Brain Tumor Society

National Brain Tumor Society is fiercely committed to finding better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for people living with a brain tumor today and anyone who will be diagnosed tomorrow. This means effecting change in the system at all levels. It’s time to build on progress and transform tomorrow, today.

Last Updated: 21 Nov 2014

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Following organizations serve the condition "Meningioma" for support, advocacy or research.

Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure

Our Mission: to invest in research aimed at finding the fastest possible route to a cure. We are focused on speeding the pace of research that will lead to new brain tumor therapies and, ultimately, a cure. We take an aggressive, venture funding approach not typically seen in the nonprofit sector. We have an enterprising attitude, we promote scientific collaboration and we're committed to measurable results.

http://www.abc2.org

Last Updated: 7 Jan 2013

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National Brain Tumor Society

National Brain Tumor Society is fiercely committed to finding better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for people living with a brain tumor today and anyone who will be diagnosed tomorrow. This means effecting change in the system at all levels. It’s time to build on progress and transform tomorrow, today.

http://braintumor.org/

Last Updated: 21 Nov 2014

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Meningioma" returned 695 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Intractable yawning caused by foramen magnum meningioma in a patient with neurofibromatosis type 2.
 

Author(s): Yasar Bayri, Bahattin Tanrikulu, Fatih Bayrakli, Demet Yalçinkaya Koç, Adnan Dağçinar

Journal: Neurol India. ;63(1):107-9.

 

Last Updated: 10 Mar 2015

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Olfactory groove meningioma: report of 99 cases surgically treated at the Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome.
 

Author(s): Roberto Pallini, Eduardo Fernandez, Liverana Lauretti, Francesco Doglietto, Quintino Giorgio D'Alessandris, Nicola Montano, Gabriele Capo, Mario Meglio, Giulio Maira

Journal: World Neurosurg. 2015 Feb;83(2):219-31.e1-3.

 

We reviewed our series of olfactory groove meningiomas (OGMs) with the aim to relate the surgical approach with outcome and to define clinical and pathologic predictors of prognosis.

Last Updated: 16 Mar 2015

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[Coexistence of a cerebral artery aneurysm and intracranial meningioma].
 

Author(s): Sidi Salem-Memou, Bernard Vallee

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Last Updated: 18 Nov 2014

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Meningioma" returned 57 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Multiple intracranial meningioma: experience of the neurosurgery serice of Avicenna Hospital Rabat-Salé, about 4 cases and review of the literature].
 

Author(s): Ben Ousmanou Djoubairou, Claire Karekezi, Nabil Moussé, Agbéko Komlan Doleagbenou, Rachid Gana, Najia El Abbadi, Moulay Rachid El Maaqili

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Last Updated: 24 Nov 2014

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Spinal metaplastic meningioma with osseous differentiation in the ventral thoracic spinal canal.
 

Author(s): Kentaro Yamane, Masato Tanaka, Yoshihisa Sugimoto, Kouichi Ichimura, Toshifumi Ozaki

Journal: Acta Med. Okayama. 2014 ;68(5):313-6.

 

Ossified meningioma is classified histologically as a phenotype of metaplastic meningioma, and it is extremely rare. There are only 12 cases involving ossified spinal meningiomas in the literature. We present the case of a 61-year-old female with a primary tumor within the ventral ...

Last Updated: 23 Oct 2014

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Abscess within a meningioma: pathogenesis and rare case report.
 

Author(s): Shyam Sundar Krishnan, Manas Panigrahi, Satvik G Pattanagare, Ravi D Varma, Satish I Rao

Journal: Neurol India. ;62(2):196-8.

 

Last Updated: 14 May 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Combination of Everolimus and Octreotide LAR in Aggressive Recurrent Meningiomas
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Recurrent Meningiomas; Resistant Meningiomas

 

Last Updated: 6 Jan 2015

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Carbon Ion Radiotherapy for Atypical Meningiomas
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Meningioma

 

Last Updated: 30 Jul 2010

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Exploratory Evaluation of AR-42 Histone Deacetylase Inhibitor in the Treatment of Vestibular Schwannoma and Meningioma
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Vestibular Schwannoma; Meningioma; Acoustic Neuroma; Neurofibromatosis Type 2

 

Last Updated: 4 Nov 2014

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