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

A case of olfactory groove meningioma misdiagnosed as schizophrenia.
 

Author(s): Raphael J Leo, Richard L DuBois

Journal: J Clin Psychiatry. 2016 Jan;77(1):67-8.

 

Olfactory groove meningiomas are relatively uncommon slow-growing tumors which can produce symptoms that progress insidiously. Often, patients present with personality changes and cognitive disturbances. These changes may not become apparent until the tumors become quite large, although ...

Last Updated: 5 Feb 2016

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The ROAM/EORTC-1308 trial: Radiation versus Observation following surgical resection of Atypical Meningioma: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.
 

Author(s): Michael D Jenkinson, Mohsen Javadpour, Brian J Haylock, Bridget Young, Helen Gillard, Jacqui Vinten, Helen Bulbeck, Kumar Das, Michael Farrell, Seamus Looby, Helen Hickey, Mattheus Preusser, Conor L Mallucci, Dyfrig Hughes, Carrol Gamble, Damien C Weber

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Atypical meningiomas are an intermediate grade brain tumour with a recurrence rate of 39-58 %. It is not known whether early adjuvant radiotherapy reduces the risk of tumour recurrence and whether the potential side-effects are justified. An alternative management strategy is to perform ...

Last Updated: 20 Nov 2015

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[Pseudomeningocele with spinal cord compression following removal of meningioma at the Th3-Th4 level: a case report].
 

Author(s): Yu A Shulev, A V Trashin, G B Grigor'ev, D A Pechiborshch

Journal: Zh Vopr Neirokhir Im N N Burdenko. 2015 ;79(5):77-81; discussion 81.

 

Pseudomeningocele is an abnormal extradural collection of the cerebrospinal fluid in soft tissues, communicating with the arachnoid space through a dural defect. Postoperative pseudomenigocele of the thoracic spine presenting with myelopathy is a rare phenomenon; we found only two ...

Last Updated: 4 Nov 2015

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The terms "Meningioma" returned 73 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Meningioma in spheno-orbital plate: report of a case with review of the literature].
 

Author(s): Meriem Abdellaoui, Idriss Benatiya Andaloussi, Hicham Tahri

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Last Updated: 2 Sep 2015

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From Grey Scale B-Mode to Elastosonography: Multimodal Ultrasound Imaging in Meningioma Surgery-Pictorial Essay and Literature Review.
 

Author(s): Francesco Prada, Massimiliano Del Bene, Alessandro Moiraghi, Cecilia Casali, Federico Giuseppe Legnani, Andrea Saladino, Alessandro Perin, Ignazio Gaspare Vetrano, Luca Mattei, Carla Richetta, Marco Saini, Francesco DiMeco

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2015 ;2015():925729.

 

The main goal in meningioma surgery is to achieve complete tumor removal, when possible, while improving or preserving patient neurological functions. Intraoperative imaging guidance is one fundamental tool for such achievement. In this regard, intra-operative ultrasound (ioUS) is ...

Last Updated: 23 Jun 2015

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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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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Optune Delivered Electric Field Therapy and Bevacizumab in Treating Patients With Recurrent or Progressive Grade 2 or 3 Meningioma
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Anaplastic (Malignant) Meningioma; Atypical Meningioma; Grade II Meningioma; Grade III Meningioma; Recurrent Meningioma; Supratentorial Meningioma

 

Last Updated: 25 Jul 2016

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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: 20 Jun 2016

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