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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Condition Specific Organizations

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.

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Last Updated: 7 Jan 2013

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

Trigeminal trophic syndrome secondary to recurrent meningioma.
 

Author(s): Christine C Yang, Whitney L Tolpinrud, Marc E Grossman

Journal: J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.. 2014 May;70(5):e110-1.

 

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2014

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Vascular endothelial growth factor expression and angiogenesis in various grades and subtypes of meningioma.
 

Author(s): Priya Dharmalingam, V R Roopesh Kumar, Surendra Kumar Verma

Journal: Indian J Pathol Microbiol. ;56(4):349-54.

 

Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression has been extensively studied in astrocytoma, whereas relatively less literature exists on VEGF expression in meningioma.

Last Updated: 20 Jan 2014

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Reduction of thromboembolic events in meningioma surgery: a cohort study of 724 consecutive patients.
 

Author(s): Christian Valentin Eisenring, Marian Christoph Neidert, Daniel Sabanés Bové, Leonhard Held, Johannes Sarnthein, Niklaus Krayenbühl

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Meningiomas are associated with the highest postoperative rate of venous thromboembolic events (VTE) among all intracranial tumors. The aim of this study is to compare two entirely different VTE prophylaxis regimens in 724 consecutive patients undergoing meningioma surgery.

Last Updated: 18 Nov 2013

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The terms "Meningioma" returned 54 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Diaphragma sella meningioma presenting with posterior cerebral artery infarct: case report and review of literature.
 

Author(s): Rakshith Shetty, Raman Mohan Sharma, Paritosh Pandey

Journal: Neurol India. ;62(1):77-8.

 

Last Updated: 10 Mar 2014

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Metastasis of lung adenosquamous carcinoma to meningioma: case report with literature review.
 

Author(s): Ryan Glass, Supriya R Hukku, Bruce Gershenhorn, Juan Alzate, Bradford Tan

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The occurrence of metastasis of a systemic neoplasm to an intracranial tumor is a rare phenomenon. Meningiomas have been reported as the most common intracranial tumor to harbor a systemic metastasis, with breast and lung carcinomas being the most common sites of origination. Here, ...

Last Updated: 14 Nov 2013

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Carbon Ion Radiotherapy for Atypical Meningiomas
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Meningioma

 

Last Updated: 30 Jul 2010

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Exploring the Activity of RAD001 in Vestibular Schwannomas and Meningiomas
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Neurofibromatosis Type 2; Vestibular Schwannomas; Meningiomas

 

Last Updated: 14 Jun 2013

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Phase IV Bioseal Study in Meningioma Surgery
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hemostasis; Meningioma Surgery

 

Last Updated: 20 Aug 2014

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