Meningioma is a tumor that develops from the lining of the brain or spinal cord. It is diagnosed more often in women. In 95% of cases it is benign: it grows slowly, does not germinate in the healthy tissues surrounding it and rarely recurs (reappears after removal).

The diagnosis of "meningioma" does not always indicate the need for neurosurgical removal. With the development of methods of early diagnosis, and especially with the widespread use in the practice of neurosurgery magnetic resonance imaging, meningiomas are increasingly detected in the early stages - when symptoms are mild, or asymptomatic (for example, during MRI of the brain during diagnosis of another ). In this case, the doctor may decide to choose the "wait & see" tactic (dynamic monitoring), when the patient undergoes an MRI of the brain every 3 or 6 months, to monitor possible changes in tumor development.

But it is worth remembering: the generally accepted standard of treatment of meningioma, provided the necessary experience of the neurosurgeon and the provision of modern equipment for his operating room, is high-precision microneurosurgery.

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If the location of the meningioma does not allow to completely remove it (the totality of removal is determined by the Simpson scale from I to V degree), or the general condition of the patient does not allow microsurgery, contactless radiosurgical treatment on a modern linear accelerator may be indicated. leading to the destruction of tumor cell DNA). Traditional radiation therapy does not show the desired result. Take care of your health!