Meningioma Brain Tumor: The Most Common Symptoms That You Should Know

Posted by Sughra Hafeez in Health and Fitness On 16th April 2018
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Meningioma is the most common type of primary brain tumor. Meningiomas grow slowly it may take years before they cause symptoms. Here are the most common symptoms of Meningioma.

What is Meningioma?

Meningioma is the type of brain tumors that grow from the layer of tissue that covers the spine and brain and may squeeze or compress nerves and vessels in the brain.

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Benign meningiomas

According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, "Meningioma is the most common type of primary brain tumor, accounting for about 30 percent of all brain tumors."

Around 85% of meningiomas are benign (not cancerous). Meningiomas usually grow slowly cause no symptoms and require no immediate treatment. But in some instances, benign meningiomas can cause serious problems.

Inherited genetic syndromes

According to a New York Times article, "The only known causes for meningiomas, usually benign, are rare inherited genetic syndromes and therapeutic doses of ionizing radiation to the head and neck."

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More common in women

Meningiomas occur more often in women than in men, they’re most common in 40 to 60-year-old adults but a meningioma may occur at any age. Meningiomas are rarely found in children

According to the Mayfield Clinic, "While malignant meningiomas occur in both women and men, benign meningiomas are three time[s] more common in women."

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