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

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.

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

Intracranial capillary hemangioma misdiagnosed as a meningioma.
 

Author(s): Carlos B Dabdoub, Mario Chavez, Jose Luis Ferrufino, Edith Claros, Elisabeth do Nascimento Silveira, Carlos F Dabdoub

Journal: Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2016 Apr;74(4):356-7.

 

Last Updated: 21 Apr 2016

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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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The terms "Meningioma" returned 77 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: 28 Nov 2016

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