Intracranial meningiomas: an overview of diagnosis and treatment.

  title={Intracranial meningiomas: an overview of diagnosis and treatment.},
  author={Jason K. Rockhill and Maciej M. Mrugala and Marc C Chamberlain},
  journal={Neurosurgical focus},
  volume={23 4},
Meningiomas are extraaxial central nervous system tumors most often discovered in middle to late adult life, and are more often seen in women. Ninety percent of meningiomas are benign, 6% are atypical, and 2% are malignant. Most patients in whom a meningioma is diagnosed undergo resection to relieve neurological symptoms. Complete resection is often curative. For the majority of incompletely resected or recurrent tumors not previously irradiated, radiotherapy is administered. Radiotherapy may… CONTINUE READING


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