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Meningioma

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Some patients with a meningioma—a tumor of the layers of tissue covering the brain and spinal cord—do not have any symptoms, and if the tumor is benign, they may not ever need treatment. For others, however, the tumor can cause neurological problems such as vision or hearing loss, seizures, or trouble walking or with memory, and they may need surgery or radiation therapy. The specialists at Florida Hospital are experts in diagnosing and treating meningiomas and other types of brain tumors, and can help you determine whether your symptoms are related to a meningioma or something else, and what treatment options are best suited to your needs. 

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Meningioma refers to a tumor of the meninges, the layers of tissue that cover the brain and spinal cord. While meningioma is often mentioned along with brain tumors, it is not a tumor of the brain. These tumors are usually (though not always) benign, meaning they don’t spread to other parts of the body. However, because of their precipitous location, they can still cause serious neurological problems and symptoms as the tumors grow and compress the brain and spinal cord.

Meningioma is the most common type of “brain tumor” in adults, and occurs more often than cancerous brain tumors. These tumors are more commonplace in adults than children, and in women than men.

The cause of meningioma is not clear, though hormonal fluctuations are thought to spur the growth of these tumors. 

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