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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Condition Specific Organizations

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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 865 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Microarray Expression Data Identify DCC as a Candidate Gene for Early Meningioma Progression.
 

Author(s): Hans-Juergen Schulten, Deema Hussein, Fatima Al-Adwani, Sajjad Karim, Jaudah Al-Maghrabi, Mona Al-Sharif, Awatif Jamal, Fahad Al-Ghamdi, Saleh S Baeesa, Mohammed Bangash, Adeel Chaudhary, Mohammed Al-Qahtani

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Meningiomas are the most common primary brain tumors bearing in a minority of cases an aggressive phenotype. Although meningiomas are stratified according to their histology and clinical behavior, the underlying molecular genetics predicting aggressiveness are not thoroughly understood. ...

Last Updated: 21 Apr 2016

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Rare Parenchyma Meningioma in an Adolescent Female With Cheek Tingling: A Case Report.
 

Author(s): Wenjie Liang, Meirong Li

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Apr;95(15):e3408.

 

The following is a report on a rare parenchyma meningioma and the computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings. To our knowledge, this was the first characterization of magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) in a parenchyma meningioma. Three days after initial ...

Last Updated: 16 Apr 2016

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Epidural Cystic Spinal Meningioma: A Case Report.
 

Author(s): Ji Zhang, Zheng-he Chen, Zi-feng Wang, Peng Sun, Jie-tian Jin, Xiang-heng Zhang, Yi-ying Zhao, Jian Wang, Yong-gao Mou, Zhong-ping Chen

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Mar;95(11):e3030.

 

Cystic spinal meningioma (CSM) is an uncommon meningioma variant. Extradural CSMs are particularly rare and difficult to distinguish from other intraaxial tumors. This study presents a case of a 36-year-old woman with intraspinal extradual CSM at the thoracolumbar spine. She experienced ...

Last Updated: 18 Mar 2016

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The terms "Meningioma" returned 76 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Intracranial benign fibrous histiocytoma mimicking parasagittal meningioma: report of two cases and review of literature.
 

Author(s): Baoshi Chen, Zheng Wang, Yanwei Liu, Gan You, Jiangfei Wang, Junmei Wang, Zhongli Jiang, Wei Zhang

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Primary benign fibrous histiocytoma involving the central nervous system is an exceedingly rare tumor with most cases originating from the dura or parenchymal tissue. Diagnosis of primary benign fibrous histiocytoma is difficult due to its confusing histopathological characteristics. ...

Last Updated: 30 Nov 2015

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Intrasellar Clear Cell Meningioma Mimicking Invasive Pituitary Adenoma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
 

Author(s): Senlin Yin, Peizhi Zhou, Qiang Li, Shu Jiang

Journal: Turk Neurosurg. 2015 ;25(6):976-9.

 

The authors report on a 55-year-old man with complaints of intermittent pulsatile headache for 6 months, vision loss of the right eye and diplopia for 2 months. A magnetic resonance image (MRI) showed a large heterogeneously enhanced intrasellar mass lesion, occupying the entire hypophyseal ...

Last Updated: 30 Nov 2015

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[Meningioma in spheno-orbital plate: report of a case with review of the literature].
 

Author(s): Meriem Abdellaoui, Idriss Benatiya Andaloussi, Hicham Tahri

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Last Updated: 2 Sep 2015

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Optune Delivered Electric Field Therapy and Bevacizumab in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Progressive Grade 2 or 3 Meningioma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Anaplastic (Malignant) Meningioma; Atypical Meningioma; Grade II Meningioma; Grade III Meningioma; Recurrent Meningioma; Supratentorial Meningioma

 

Last Updated: 9 Aug 2016

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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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A Study Looking at Targeted Therapy According to Tumor Markers for People With Meningiomas
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Intracranial Meningioma; Recurrent Meningioma

 

Last Updated: 20 Jun 2016

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