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

The anti-apoptotic protein survivin can improve the prognostication of meningioma patients.
 

Author(s): Theo L Winther, Sverre H Torp

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The 2016 WHO histopathological grading includes a substantial within-variation in recurrence risk, and is thus insufficient to predict prognosis after initial surgery of patients suffering from meningiomas. The aim of this study was to compare the prognostic value of the histopathological ...

Last Updated: 27 Sep 2017

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Evaluation of acute normovolemic hemodilution in patients undergoing intracranial meningioma resection: A quasi-experimental trial.
 

Author(s): Lei Yang, Hui-Hui Wang, Fu-Sheng Wei, Long-Xian Ma

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Sep;96(38):e8093.

 

The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety of acute normovolemic hemodilution (ANH) for patients undergoing intracranial meningioma resection.Eighty patients (aged 48-65 years) with American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I-II undergoing intracranial meningioma ...

Last Updated: 20 Sep 2017

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Frontal intradiploic meningioma with progressive intracranial invasion: A rare case report.
 

Author(s): Sunfu Zhang, Jing Zhang, Junchen Chen, Xiaolin Ai, Xia He

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Aug;96(34):e7903.

 

Intradiploic meningiomas are a subset of extradural meningiomas that arise in the skull. They are mostly localized in the frontoparietal and orbital regions, and they are often mistaken for primary bone tumors.

Last Updated: 23 Aug 2017

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Meningioma" returned 85 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[A giant hyperostotic parasagittal meningioma in a child with neurofibromatosis type II (a case report and literature review)].
 

Author(s): A N Savateev, A N Konovalov, S K Gorelyshev, L A Satanin, E A Khukhlaeva, L V Shishkina, V I Ozerova, E F Valiakhmetova, O A Medvedeva

Journal: Zh Vopr Neirokhir Im N N Burdenko. ;80(6):66-73.

 

Large parasagittal meningiomas, in particular hyperostotic ones, in children are rare and problematic in the differential diagnosis. The literature reports only single clinical cases related to this issue; opinions about the indications, surgical treatment options, and prognosis are ...

Last Updated: 31 Jan 2017

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Volumetric growth rates of meningioma and its correlation with histological diagnosis and clinical outcome: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Daniel M Fountain, Wai Cheong Soon, Tomasz Matys, Mathew R Guilfoyle, Ramez Kirollos, Thomas Santarius

Journal: Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2017 Mar;159(3):435-445.

 

Tumour growth has been used to successfully predict progression-free survival in low-grade glioma. This systematic review sought to establish the evidence base regarding the correlation of volumetric growth rates with histological diagnosis and potential to predict clinical outcome ...

Last Updated: 19 Jan 2017

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Primary intraosseous atypical inflammatory meningioma presenting as a lytic skull lesion: Case report with review of literature.
 

Author(s): Sangita Bohara, Swapnil Agarwal, Nita Khurana, P N Pandey

Journal: Indian J Pathol Microbiol. ;59(3):386-8.

 

Primary extradural meningiomas of the skull comprise 1% of all meningiomas, and lytic skull meningiomas are still rarer and are said to be more aggressive. We present a case of 38-year-old male with an extradural tumor which on histopathological examination showed features of inflammatory ...

Last Updated: 11 Aug 2016

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Vistusertib (AZD2014) For Recurrent Grade II-III Meningiomas
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Meningioma

 

Last Updated: 27 Sep 2017

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

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Meningiomas

 

Last Updated: 15 Nov 2017

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Phase II Trial of Pembrolizumab in Recurrent or Residual High Grade Meningioma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: High Grade Meningioma

 

Last Updated: 7 Nov 2017

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