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

Cerebrospinal fluid dissemination of anaplastic intraventricular meningioma: report of a case presenting with progressive brainstem dysfunction and multiple cranial nerve palsies.
 

Author(s): Motoki Fujimaki, Masashi Takanashi, Manami Kobayashi, Kei-ichiro Wada, Yutaka Machida, Akihide Kondo, Nobutaka Hattori, Hideto Miwa

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It is extremely rare to see cerebrospinal fluid dissemination of intraventricular meningioma, particularly with the development of acute, progressive brainstem/cerebellar dysfunction with an absence of mass formation in the corresponding anatomical sites.

Last Updated: 1 Jun 2016

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Leptomeningeal Dissemination of Intraventricular Rhabdoid Meningioma: Imaging Findings.
 

Author(s): Ihsan Yuce, Suat Eren, Akin Levent, Mecit Kantarci, Ali Kurt, Onder Hilmi Okay

Journal: Turk Neurosurg. ;26(3):456-9.

 

A 20-year-old male patient was admitted to our clinic with a 1-year history of headache. The patient's systemic-neurological examination and laboratory findings were normal. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging were performed. Imaging findings showed calcified intraventricular ...

Last Updated: 10 May 2016

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Optic nerve sheath meningioma detected by single- photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography somatostatin receptor scintigraphy: a case report.
 

Author(s): Lucie Nussbaum-Hermassi, Guido Ahle, Chistophe Zaenker, Camelia Duca, Izzie Jacques Namer

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Optic nerve sheath meningiomas account for only 2% of orbital lesions and 42% of optic nerve tumors. Diagnosis remains difficult because histologic confirmation carries a high risk of visual loss. Therefore, a less invasive and specific diagnostic method for differentiating optic ...

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2016

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Meningioma" returned 79 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Angiomatous lesion and delayed cyst formation after gamma knife surgery for intracranial meningioma: case report and review of literatures.
 

Author(s): Zhiyong Liu, Min He, Hongxu Chen, Yi Liu, Qiang Li, Lin Li, Jin Li, Haifeng Chen, Jianguo Xu

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Gamma Knife has become a major therapeutic method for intracranial meningiomas, vascular malformations and schwannomas with exact effect. In recent years an increasing number of delayed complications after Gamma Knife surgery have been reported, such as secondary tumors, cystic changes ...

Last Updated: 29 Jan 2016

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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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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

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

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Meningiomas

 

Last Updated: 1 Oct 2016

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Proton Dose Escalation for Patients With Atypical or Anaplastic Meningiomas
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Meningioma

 

Last Updated: 28 Nov 2016

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Trabectedin for Recurrent Grade II/III Meningioma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Recurrent High Grade Meningioma

 

Last Updated: 23 Dec 2016

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