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

Cognitive and emotional problems in patients after cerebral meningioma surgery.
 

Author(s): Sanne van der Vossen, Vera P M Schepers, Jan Willem Berkelbach van der Sprenkel, Johanna M A Visser-Meily, Marcel W M Post

Journal: J Rehabil Med. 2014 May;46(5):430-7.

 

To determine long-term cognitive complaints and symptoms of depression or anxiety in patients following surgery for a cerebral meningioma, and to examine factors associated with these outcomes.

Last Updated: 30 May 2014

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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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Overweight, obesity and meningioma risk: a meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Chuan Shao, Li-Ping Bai, Zhen-Yu Qi, Guo-Zhen Hui, Zhong Wang

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Studies of the association between excess body weight and risk of meningioma have produced inconsistent results. Therefore, a meta-analysis of published studies was performed to better assess the association between meningioma and excess body weight.

Last Updated: 3 Mar 2014

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The terms "Meningioma" returned 55 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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