What is Meningioma?


Meningioma is a tumor. It will be formed on the membrane which covers the brain and the spinal cord inside the skull. The tumor formed are slow growing s that 90% are slow growing. The tumor will be forming three layers thus it is called meninges. Mostly the tumor is seen in the brain but it can spread to the spinal cord. It shows no symptoms so that it does not require immediate treatment but the growth of the tumor can cause a serious problem. Meningioma will be mostly seen in women than in men. If will be formed in the central nervous system. Some meningiomas not considered as the beginning or cancerous but some times they became dangerous to human health. The small number of meningiomas can be said as cancerous and they will grow fast, they will spread to all part of the brain and even it can be spread to lungs. It is been found in the places where the surrounding membrane is scared and in a skull fracture. Mostly women between 30 to 70 has high chances of having meningioma.

What is Meningioma
What is Meningioma

How much will meningioma cost in India?

This is the most and commonly type tumor seen in the brain. Most of the meningioma will be the beginning and can be treated easily. The meningioma treatment cost in India will be a minimum of USD 5500. The surgery will take more time than other time. Compared to other places you can get better treatment in India

Symptoms shown by meningioma

Meningioma is a fast-growing tumor and mostly it won’t shows any symptoms rarely it shows some symptoms if it is fully developed. The symptoms are

  • Headaches
  • Seizures
  • Blur vision
  • Weakness in arm
  • Weakness in leg
  • Numbness
  • Speech problem

How the treatment is been done?

Mostly this tumor will not show any symptoms so observation is been re-cemented. The doctors will be doing a regular brain scan to check whether the tumor is growing or not. If the tumor grows it will be spreading to other parts and at that times it will show symptoms, in this stage surgery is required. During the surgery the piece of bone will be removed from the skull, this is removed for the doctors to check inside. If the doctors are not able to reach the tumor by normal surgery then they will go for radiation therapy in which the tumor will shrink and prevent it from growing. Chemotherapy will also be done in rare cases except in atypical or malignant. The treatment will be done when surgery and radiation treatment won’t work.

Risk factors in meningioma

Radiation treatment– IN radiation treatment the radiations given to the head will increase the risk for meningioma

Female hormones -This disease is seen commonly in the female. Few studies were done in female meningiomas and they came to a result that the link between breast cancer and meningioma is related to some hormones.

Inherited nervous system disorder– Some rare disorder will increase the cause in meningioma and other brain tumors

Obesity– based on several studies done, till now the relationship between obesity and meningiomas is not clear.

Different types of meningioma based on location

  • Cavernous sinus meningioma
  • Cerebellopontine angle meningioma
  • Cerebral convexity meningioma
  • Foramen magnum meningioma
  • Infraorbital meningioma
  • Intraventricular meningioma
  • Olfactory groove meningioma
  • Parasagittal or flax me- petrous ridge meningioma
  • Petrous ridge meningioma
  • Petros ridge meningioma
  • Posterior fossa meningioma
  • Spinal meningioma
  • Suprasellar meningioma
  • Tentorium meningioma

Based on the symptoms we can easily find the location of meningioma and some are

  • Lax and parasagittal
  • Convexity
  • Sphenoid
  • Olfactory groove
  • Suprasellar
  • Posterior fossa
  • Interventricular
  • Intraorbital
  • Spinal
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery

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