Condition/Diagnosis: Meningioma

Overview: Meninges are the membranes that surround your brain and spinal cord. Meningioma is a noncancerous tumor that forms in these membranes. This tumor can also become cancerous, but it is not very common. It is not unheard of either for one of these tumors to be classified as neither cancerous nor noncancerous, but something in between (atypical). Meningioma is found most commonly in older women, but can be found in men at any age.
Changes in vision, such as seeing double or blurriness
Headaches that worsen with time
Hearing loss
Memory loss
Loss of smell
Weakness in your arms or legs

Treatments: If a mengioma is small and not causing clinical problems, they can be followed with surveillance imaging. If they begin to put pressure on various parts of the brain, the surgeon may discuss consideration for a total resectionsurgery. We may also consider GammaKnife Radiosurgery as a treatment option.