Meningioma Questions & Answers

Updated: Nov 07, 2018
  • Author: Georges Haddad, MD; Chief Editor: Tarakad S Ramachandran, MBBS, MBA, MPH, FAAN, FACP, FAHA, FRCP, FRCPC, FRS, LRCP, MRCP, MRCS  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is meningioma?

What is the pathophysiology of meningioma?

What is the prevalence of meningioma in the US?

What is the global prevalence of meningioma?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with meningioma?

What are the racial predilections of meningioma?

What are the sexual predilections of meningioma?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of meningioma?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of meningioma?

Which physical findings are characteristic of meningioma?

What causes meningioma?

What is the role of radiation in the etiology of meningiomas?

What is the role of genetics in the etiology of meningiomas?

Which factors increase the risk of meningioma?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Meningioma?

Workup

Which lab tests are performed in the workup of meningioma?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of meningioma?

Which CT scan findings are characteristic of meningioma?

Which MRI findings are characteristic of meningioma?

What is the role of angiography in the workup of meningiomas?

What is the role of endovascular embolization in the workup of meningioma?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of meningioma?

What is the role of immunohistochemistry in the workup of meningioma?

How are meningiomas graded?

Treatment

How is meningioma treated?

What is the role of chemotherapy in the treatment of meningioma?

What is the role of radiotherapy in the treatment of meningioma?

What is the role of gamma knife radiation (GKR) in the treatment of meningioma?

What is the role of stereotactic radiosurgery in the treatment of meningioma?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of meningioma?

How is surgery performed for the treatment of convexity meningioma?

How are parasagittal meningiomas diagnosed and treated?

How is surgery performed to treat olfactory groove and tuberculum sellae meningioma?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of sphenoid-wing meningioma?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of tentorial and torcular meningioma?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of cerebellopontine angle meningioma?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of cavernous sinus meningioma?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of clival and petroclival meningioma?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with meningioma?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of meningioma?

Which activity modifications are used in the treatment of meningioma?

Medications

What is the goal of drug treatment for meningioma?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Meningioma?

Follow-up

What is included in the long-term monitoring of meningioma?

How are meningioma-caused disabilities treated?

What is the prognosis of meningioma?