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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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.

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

Frontal cutaneous meningioma--Case report.
 

Author(s): Leonor Ramos, Ines Coutinho, José Carlos Cardoso, Helena Garcia, Margarida Robalo Cordeiro

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;90(3 Suppl 1):130-3.

 

Cutaneous meningiomas are rare tumors most commonly located on the scalp. We report the case of a 55-year-old male who presented with a 2 x 3 cm tumoral lesion on the forehead. The lesion was hard, adherent and covered by normal skin. Incisional biopsy revealed a proliferation of ...

Last Updated: 28 Aug 2015

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En-bloc resection of thoracic calcified meningioma with inner dural layer in recapping T-saw laminoplasty: a case report.
 

Author(s): Naohisa Miyakoshi, Michio Hongo, Yuji Kasukawa, Yoichi Shimada

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In the treatment of spinal cord tumors, complete tumor resection with complete reconstruction of the spine represents the ideal goal. However, for the treatment of heavily calcified spinal meningioma, en-bloc resection of the tumor together with the involved dura at the tumor base ...

Last Updated: 4 Jul 2015

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Psychotic syndrome secondary to meningioma treated with a low dose of olanzapine.
 

Author(s): Joao P Maia-de-Oliveira, Lizie E Brasileiro, Carlos E Correia, João P Machado-de-Sousa, Jaime E Hallak

Journal: Rev Bras Psiquiatr. ;37(2):179-80.

 

Last Updated: 18 Jun 2015

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The terms "Meningioma" returned 70 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Carotid free-floating thrombus in woman with meningioma: a case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): L Santoro, F Schinzari, A Di Veronica, C Cardillo, A Santoliquido

Journal: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2015 Apr;19(8):1442-5.

 

Several reports have previously described the coexistence of severe carotid artery disorders and brain tumors, in particular meningioma, mainly consisting of arterial occlusion or obstruction due to direct compression by tumor mass, with possible presence of transient neurological ...

Last Updated: 13 May 2015

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An intraventricular meningioma and recurrent astrocytoma collision tumor: a case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Duoduo Zhang, Jinlu Yu, Yunbao Guo, Shujie Zhao, Guoguang Shao, Haiyan Huang

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Intracranial meningioma and glioma collision tumors are relatively uncommon and are even more rarely located within the ventricles.

Last Updated: 19 Apr 2015

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Exposure to ionizing radiation during dental X-rays is not associated with risk of developing meningioma: a meta-analysis based on seven case-control studies.
 

Author(s): Ping Xu, Hong Luo, Guang-Lei Huang, Xin-Hai Yin, Si-Yang Luo, Ju-Kun Song

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Many observational studies have found that exposure to dental X-rays is associated with the risk of development of meningioma. However, these findings are inconsistent. We conducted a meta-analysis to assess the relationship between exposure to dental X-rays and the risk of development ...

Last Updated: 9 Feb 2015

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

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Intracranial Meningioma; Recurrent Meningioma

 

Last Updated: 8 Dec 2015

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A Study of Nivolumab in Adult Participants With Recurrent High-Grade Meningioma
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Meningiomas

 

Last Updated: 5 Jan 2016

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