Meningiomas

Jeffrey J Raizer*, Wendy J. Sherman Sojka

*Corresponding author for this work

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3 Scopus citations

Abstract

Meningiomas represent the most common intracranial tumor but also occur can occur within the spinal canal. The majority of meningiomas are benign (grade I), without recurrence following surgical resection with or without subsequent radiation. However, grade II and III meningiomas have a higher rates of recurrence and are fatal in some cases, hence requiring closer monitoring and a more aggressive post surgical treatment plan. This chapter discusses the etiology, risk factors, classification, clinical presentation, and management strategies for meningiomas, a tumor commonly encountered in neurologic practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNeuro-oncology
Subtitle of host publicationFirst Edition
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
Pages115-124
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780470655757
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 29 2012

Keywords

  • Atypical
  • Chemotherapy
  • Dural tail sign
  • Malignant
  • Meningioma
  • Radiation therapy
  • Seizure
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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    Raizer, J. J., & Sherman Sojka, W. J. (2012). Meningiomas. In Neuro-oncology: First Edition (pp. 115-124). Blackwell Publishing Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118321478.ch11